When I woke early this morning I decided I had plenty of time to start a new quilt & quite possibly even finish it in time for my photographer to photograph it along with my other new quilts later this week…….um…sure!
So, I got to cutting and sewing and before long I had this pile of petals.
Next I started trimming…
A while back I decided I could quickly cut my string apart with my rotary cutter
as long as I was careful!
And, if I could do that why not also trim the seam allowance???
I quickly had a tray of sewn petals and a pile of pretty little corners.
Insert a pause here while we went to church
& ran a few errands then I was right back at it.
Life is changing now that the kids are growing up…
I have more & more time to myself
and it’s nice to be able to fill it with my favorite past time;
Once I pressed the seams,
turned the petals right-side-out,
& pressed them again I could start making the plates.
Too bad I was too engrossed in my sewing to take a photo of those steps…
Soon I had one third plates sewn & pressed.
Then I had the plates complete & ready to choose the center fabric.
Making just 13 little circles goes quickly.
In case you can’t tell, it’s going to a patriotic quilt & a bonus quilt.
Of course my sewing goes quicker when I pop in a silly movie.
The DVD du jour is Desperately Seeking Susan.
I found it used on Amazon a while back.
It’s funny to see it (or listen anyway) after all these years.
My all-time favorite tune, Into The Groove, is from this movie.
Aren’t you glad to know that tidbit of info about me??
It’s also funny to see Aiden Quinn that I watch now on Elementary so young in this movie.
I didn’t even realize he was in DSS.
Now I guess I’m also showing my age, egad!!!
Here are the plates ready for applique.
And now they’re drying after I wet them to remove the paper templates.
They kind of blend in with my crochet tablecloth, huh?
Don’t worry there’s a piece of glass covering the tablecloth.
Lining up these plates reminds me of how my boss would laugh at me for lining up my m&m’s on my drafting board!
Yup, I used to design office interiors on a drafting table with paper, pencils, parallel bar and lots of triangles & other tools.
That’s a funny memory that I’d forgotten about.
Frequently in the afternoon I’d run down to the the vending machine & get a package of m&m’s for a snack.
I’d empty the package and make a pyramid with rows of each color of m&m’s.
Then I’d eat them row by row.
Holy cow, I need to get back to work!
I’ll keep you posted on the quilt progress.
I think there are some Easter m&m’s around here now that I think about it.
Maybe I have time for a pyramid of pastel?
Just Keep Sewing…