Oof, it is going to be a hot summer this year, isn’t it?? One nice thing about spending weekend time in the basement doing sewing… it is a LOT cooler down there. The bad thing though is that you eventually have to emerge into the heat of the main floor and the upstairs. Ugh!
OK, so there was progress over the weekend. Here is the photo of my “almost-final” fabric selection for the Day Dreams quilt. I say “almost-final” because I made a substitution for one of the blues in the center star points – I didn’t think that there was enough contrast, so I picked a brighter blue batik that I had originally removed from contention. I’ll see if I can work it in somewhere else in the piece so that it is balance (I’m thinking about using it as some of the cornerstones that are coming up in the borders…)
I’m glad that I went ahead and bought more orange fabric. I’m still going to try to use as much of the older fabrics as possible because you know that I like a LOT of variety in my fabrics. I really (really) like the new fabric with the big pointy flowers. I might even get some more of that, assuming that it will still be available, when I return to the store at the end of July to take a class. More on the class in another post, I guess.
After several times watching the video and a careful line by line reading of the instructions, I started on the center star medallion. Boy, was that hard!!! I keep getting confused and sewing fabrics in the wrong places. Or in the right places, but sideways. Or had to recut pieces because I trimmed them before realizing that they were incorrectly attached. I don’t think there was a single seam that wasn’t sewn at least twice. At one point, I had to race to the sink to wash out a huge blood smear because I either cut or stabbed myself with a pin. No idea on that one. But, I persevered and here is the final result:
I’m pleased. It isn’t perfect, but I’m happy with it and that is enough, right? Next step is a circular border around this part. Wish me luck…