Last night was no different. Although, I have to admit that not a stitch of actual sewing occurred. I did enjoy a night in the sewing room, but my time was spent ironing and cutting apart my 16 patch blocks for my King sized Flourishing Garden quilt!
When we last talked about this quilt I was sewing these together.
Note to self: King sized quilts are a lot of work. I thought I knew what I was in for when I started, but I am still awe struck at how big this sucker is!!
So, let's get to what I accomplished last night. Here's my stack 'o 16 patch blocks in need of a little heat and steam.
Ironing... I know... exciting, right? Ok, I will let the details of this part to your imagination :)
And then I cut those squares into quarters diagonally. Which gave me this really pretty pile of triangles.
I felt good about getting all
And that's where I left it for the night. Successful FNSI!!
This morning (with better photo-taking light) I wanted to show you a little bit more. Here is a look at the cutting lines I followed for each 16 patch block. See how the triangles emerge?
Then you re-connect the triangles like so to form a new smaller square. I love how complicated this pattern looks, but it's a cinch to pull off! It's a really fun way to play with a ton of prints!
So, this morning I laid out all
It's so big... and it doesn't even have the sashing yet! So big!!
So, now the triangles are stacked and ready to be sewn together... and that's where I am now. I'm in my sewing room with silly TV on and putting these triangles together.
Sometimes you have to be thankful for an overcast and soon to be rainy day to enjoy guilt free sewing. Well, I am only sewing in between staining the trim for the bathroom we are doing. Can you say yippie it takes 6 hours in between stain coats!!
Alright loves, hope you are having a fantastic start to your weekend! Wish me luck tackling this king quilt!
Much love for Japan