I was on a mission last week. The linky party for the Scrappy Swoon happened at the Hopeful Homemaker on last Thursday/Friday.
So I was cutting and sewing quite frantically in an attempt to get my Swoon all finished so I could join in, but I just didn't make it.
I tried I really did, but I have to work, and I don't have unlimited sewing time. I am almost finished the quilt top, but I have a few more blocks to go.
I spent one night just chopping all the chocolate fabric.
Then I spent a night I made the big 3x6 brown blocks.
That was all I managed pre-deadline.
On Friday night and Saturday, I attacked my pile of 3 3/4" squares and made hsts... Many many hsts. Then I had to iron all those stupid seams open. By Sunday I was seriously over it.
One thing I want to say, and maybe it's not fair but it's how I feel, the timeframes were a bit ... *grumble, grumble, mutter, mutter*... for this project. There was a post every two weeks with sections, which is fine if there's nothing else happening in your life. But one section was "quilt" and I'm sorry but it takes me more than a week to get a fullsize quilt quilted, even if I did nothing but work on that one project. The week after was "bind". Again, to hand bind takes me well more than a week, so I knew I wasn't going to make the fully finished deadline, but I was hoping to have my top done to sneak into the linky even if I was technically cheating... But the linky was only open for 24 hours!! Now, I have never made a link thingy, but can't you set those up so there is a reasonable amount of time to add projects??? like say open for more than 24 hours in the middle of the week??
I guess I'm disappointed because I only started this project because there was a quilt along, and it worked well for me, in that I liked having the instructions all there and seeing it come together for other people at the same time. I really wanted to show off my finish and be part of the group, and I missed out. I'm whining, but I really am grumbly about it. I just wished I could be part of the cool group with my finished quilt :-(
So status report is that all fabric is completely cut. All hsts are made and ironed. Next task is to make the squares that contain brown angles. Then finish it as a quilt top! So hopefully another week?? Ashley's away, so I'm going to try to devote most of my out of work energy to it.
So wish me luck!!
PS - Note that so far all my photos are far away artsy looking shots of my pretty colours... this is because I don't want you to look at my seams. They're atrocious. I don't think a single set line up. but, really - who looks that closely anyway!! Right?
Ok, if you want to get in on last weeks gift, go now to my last post! (on the blogger app, so I can't link) I haven't drawn a winner yet so if you get in now I'll add you to the list :-)
Oh!! And I'm linked to Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop! Check the button on the right and go see wow else has got what going on!!!
Talk to you all soon!