I haven't posed anythng meaningful in about a week. It's been a weird week or so. First I had a little health issue that turned out to be nothing big and will only require a litle outpatient surgery in a few weeks. I just let the whole thing distract me too much. Then my nephew and his girlfriend visited for the weekend - we really enjoyed their company and I think I earned a few brownie points with Mom for bringing him to visit her on her birthday Sunday. And on Saturday I taught a class at the LQS. It was based on the snails trail block that I've been so infatuated with this year! The class was great and I even had time to make 4 more blocks in a baby snails trail that I am using for the class sample.
Do you find that after an extended time away from sewing that you have some trouble deciding what to focus on first? I sure do. So I decided that tonight I would do some of my scrappy Chinese Coin blocks as a warm up.
These blocks started because I had a lot of strips left over from the recent Friendship Star QOV. I think I saw the idea of using used dryer sheets as foundations on either the Heartstrings Blog or on Mary's Blog. She has several patterns for Chinese Coin quilts on her web site. So I started saving the used dryer sheets from the laundry and I piece some of these each week after I do the laundry. So that was my first sewing task tonight - to catch up and make 8 more foundations. I sew the strips to the foundations and cut mine down to 6 x 8 1/2". I have about 35 done so far.
I don't have any urgent need to get these done. It's simply a nice project to have when I need a little sewing therapy. Now it goes back on the shelf until the next laundry day!
I did make a little progress on the Quilt For An Hour project. I have 3 of 7 rows completed. I think I'll get back to this after dinner. I saw the one my Mom is making this weekend. She's much further along and hers is really pretty in green and tan with hand dyed fabrics where I have red.
This photo also shows some of the coin blocks pinned on the design wall.
I know, I wasn't going to post the QFAH in process but I needed to post SOMETHING!