I haven't been sewing for about a week now. For whatever reason, my body decided to have a civil war within my abdomen. FINALLY I feel better. I was about to Ralph all over the place during Harry Potter, but after looking forward to it for so long I wasn't about to let anything get in the way. It was bittersweet. I love the HP series for the story itself and all that is has done for youth reading. Anything that gets kids excited about reading is cool with me.
Now that I have completely over shared with the internet, let me show you what little I have been up to.
I had a hell of a time once I went from blocks to rows. For whatever reason that was when the bias stretching kicked in. A lot of my points don't match up and I got so mad I had to put it up for a while. With this size I wish I had done smaller blocks. These come out to 12" squares and my backing is a flat sheet for a toddler bed. Sew and learn I suppose. I did have to add a little slice of gray to the backing so it would be wide enough. It's sandwiched and awaiting some quilting. I'll try to tackle that on my next day off.
I am SO excited about this! I've never done a swap before! I have wanted to so bad but I never could catch them when they started. (I just realized she probably thinks I'm a stalker. First her quilt along and now a swap. I promise I'm not a weirdo stalker lady!!) I've never done anything with all solids. It's also a bit scarey because this will be the first time I've made anything for someone that wasn't family or a close friend. EEK! We filled out our survey things and now we get matched up. I hope my swap partner isn't a super duper perfect quilter. I would hate for them to get my package and think its ugly. Ok, freaking myself out a little. I'm hoping that my nerves won't get the best of me. I'm a wee bit insecure, can you tell?
I trimmed up the pieces for Mom's New Wave quilt but i haven't started piecing just yet. That ALSO goes on the the list for days off sewing. Now we just have to see if the family will let me have that peace and quiet.