I've been sick this week and it seems like every time I am sick, I just lay around and dream up new projects. I guess because I can't really work on current ones, it is easy to dream and read online and then before you know it, order a book, some fabric and now that dream project is a reality. Then you find yourself on the floor surrounded by a pile of used Kleenex and mounds and mounds of fabric scraps.
After pulling out an insane amount of fabrics, you then stare at them forever and try to decide which ones don't belong. So you edit and edit and then you have a neat little stack of color sorted fabrics that at least in your mind match and look nice together.
The fabrics sit there for a day or two, so you add some of the edited ones back in, take them back out, back and forth until you say, "Enough!"
You then have to take pictures of all these pretty little mounds of fabric. Everyone does that right?
You wait patiently for that book and fabric you ordered earlier in the week to arrive. Thankfully I ordered from The Fat Quarter Shop, so I didn't have to wait long. If I order something from them on Monday, I have it in my hot little hands by Wednesday, so that is pretty awesome.
The book arrives and you devour it within the first hour and then realize you will actually have to get your sick butt off the couch if you actually want to get started.
The two prints below are the ones I ordered, 50% off (AWESOME) and will be the two outer borders on the finished quilt. Love those two little love birds on the red print.
Now I have to decide what fabrics to use for the first block, but since I already have such neat little stacks, the decision is pretty easy. Cutting took about 30 minutes, and then after about 1.5 hours of piecing, I end up with these super cute apples. Eek...love them!
Then I move on to the next block, these ninja looking stars. Also quick to cut out, a little more time consuming as far as piecing, but only because my machine tends to chew up the little pieces. Then I am finished and officially "caught up" in this sew along! But alas, still sick. So maybe I'll go dream up another new project... or maybe I should just sleep.