A couple of things have been going on since I last wrote. Nothing big, but enough to throw me off the momentum that I had with sewing for the last few weeks. First of all, it’s basically fall in Seattle. It started raining again, with threats of more rain in the forecast, despite the sunny and warm days we’ve had the last couple of days. I guess the ground is wet outside this morning. So, I haven’t been in the mood to sew any more summery dresses.
Also, it’s National Sewing Month, and I set a goal for myself to make my laptop bag for this month. I haven’t… started yet. I need to look for some interfacing/batting to use for the project, and I haven’t done that yet. I don’t know why sewing a rectangle scares me, but it does.
Then, a ton of Craftsy classes went on sale, so I picked up a couple I’d been pining over for a while. This shouldn’t hinder my sewing progress, but it gives me the tools to continue working on some other projects, like the baby quilt for my future niece, since I’ll be quilting that myself.
And lastly, I’ve been sick. I got my first post-summer cold and I’ve been feeling like a Walking Plague or something. I’ve lacked any ambition to work on said laptop bag, so I’ve let myself work on easier projects… like continuing to rip the stabilizer from the back of the Unicorn Quilt blocks. I finished that quicker than I thought I would and spent most of last night sewing up the rest of the quilt. I didn’t even run out of sashing! (Although, I think I’m suppose to have enough to go around the quilt, so I hope I do.) I thought I would need to find fabric for the border (which is suppose to be the same fabric as the quilt blocks), but apparently I was smart enough to buy enough for that too (and that’s good, because I bought that fabric in 2007 and I’m sure it’s been discontinued).
I’m so happy that I’m one-step closer to having this quilt done, even if I still have a lot more applique to do.Share on Facebook