First squares traced:
And first squares cut (thank goodness for rotary cutters!):
Then it was give it a rest, because if I keep working when I'm tired the mistakes accumulate faster than a powerful locomotive.
So it was back to it this morning when I was
Finished tracing and cutting the squares:
Laid an old cover on the kitchen floor and blocked out the quilt:
I decide I like it!
I roll it up as-is into the cover and will unwrap each row at a time:
Time to sew. This is where the magic happens:
Now by 'magic' I am referring to several things. None of them involve any skill on my part.
* It is magic that I can even find the machine on my desk, it is so messy.
* It is magic whenever I can wind and install the bobbin, which suddenly and mysteriously clogs and ceases to work without rhyme or reason, in less than 30 minutes and without saying the F word a thousand times.
* It is magic when it sews anything properly as my machine is a POS. And I don't mean Point of Service.
So I moved on to pinning the first pieces together:
Had my most important tool handy:
And began to sew:
The first three squares are done:
And finally, ta da, I have my first strip complete!
One row down, eight to go. And then the batting. And the backing. And the trim...
I need to go lie down for a while just thinking about it.
Wasn't that fun?!?