So the nest is running over with crafty goodness... and while in recovery mode, I've been sticking to simple stuff...nothing to complex...just too tired for anything I have to seriously THINK about. I'm not sure the surgery always makes people as tired as I've been. I suspect its the surgery right on the heels of an exhausting year of school visits, sample lesson trips and audition trips, and moving my mom in to live with us this past spring was simply a "perfect storm" and so much napping has been in order. Playing with scraps of fabric and pinning 101 things to do with Mod Podge are about up my alley right now.
But, I was signed up for a sew along on Threadbias, and so it behooves me ( yay, my yearly use of "behoove" is accomplished!) to give it a shot. The group is doing it block by block, with some alternative cutting and assembly ideas that are good- but considering my lateness getting started I'm cutting it according to the directions, and will just post my blocks according to schedule. I'm doing the baby quilt size so that I actually finish it by November- which is so small it feels like cheating but hey at least I'll have something to show for the whole thing! And who knows, maybe I'll make a bigger one when I have more get up and go!
The Pattern is Star Crossed from Four Robbins designs, and available on Craftsy http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/star-crossed-quilt/90593
Here's my fabrics...Woodland Adventures from Camelot Cottons - from Five Monkey Fabrics https://www.etsy.com/shop/fivemonkeyfabrics?ref=l2-shopheader-name on etsy and Kona Oyster.
And here is my Block 1
It's an interesting pattern- I think alternately doing the center blocks as squares in a square as some are doing is a really good alternative, but I understand the designer's thinking in engineering the cutting and assembly as she has done...once you have all your basic units in your baggies and labeled, it's a straightforward process of assembly. I can't imagine doing this without baggies and a Sharpie though, as it could get very very confusing.
Block 3 next week.
I like the variation on this that makes the center square a fussy cut square set within a square and would definitely do a version with that method as well but this one was just "as per directions".
Next month...Block 4 and putting it all together. Since mine is a baby quilt size, I may opt to put a border around these, but I'm still deciding on that.