Sometimes you just have to walk away and everything just looks better when you come back.
I haven’t been very inspired to quilt this summer. My blue Kyoto Gardens sat untouched since the end of May. Friday night the sewing bug tickled again so I pulled out that neglected project and proceeded to make half a star block before quitting in disgust. The pieces just didn’t seem to be fitting together properly and the edges of the block weren’t straight and dog ears appeared where they shouldn’t. I could visualize this project, with all those cut pieces, languishing as a UFO. I sulked in its general direction and walked away.
Saturday I came back to my sewing corner and tackled the same block again and it came out exactly as it should. Go figure. So I tried another one. It came out just right as well. *big grin* Then of course I became obsessed and sewed till way too late last night, then again today chain piecing a gazillion pieces into units for the quilt’s sashing. I couldn’t resist putting everything up on the design wall for a peek.
In the last 2 days I sewed 396 pieces down into 77 units. I think I made progress!
I need to make 7 more star blocks, but they will have to wait a little bit. My machine is due for its annual cleaning and checkup and it is going into the shop tomorrow. Of course it didn’t occur to me at all to send it in these past weeks when I really didn’t feel much like sewing!