Definition: (1) A cause of great trouble or suffering;
(2) A trying experience
That is exactly what my days have been like for the last two weeks. I've been in trial in one case and in days of lengthy settlement meetings in another. And I got the flu in the middle of it all. So very little sewing has happened in my world.
Now the good news is that the trial concluded, the second matter settled late on Friday and I am now free to whine less and sew more!
I managed to get my May "O" and "P" blocks completed for the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild quiltalong (we are using modern fabrics in traditional blocks, working our way through the alphabet, two letters at a time). I had to make them the morning before the meeting, so I went pretty simple. My "O" block is Old Maid's Puzzle and my "P" block is Pinwheel. Made them both in less than 2 hours between 7 and 9 a.m.
That's it for my sewing - pretty lame, but that was all I could get done.
This is my "O" block - Old Maid's Puzzle:
This is my "P" block - Pinwheel:
I did pick-up my Joel Dewberry Sampler quilt from my longarm quilter friend, Dee Small. I really like the way it turned out. When I first put the sampler together, I was a little overwhelmed with it - so visually active (crazy busy is what I really mean!). I added a few borders to try to settle it down a little, which did help. Somehow the quilting and the binding helped to pull it together even more. These photos were taken at Saturday's BAMQG meeting.
Here's a close up:
And, here's the back:
For the first time in a very long time, I do not have any bee deadlines or swap deadlines looming over me. I do need to add my 3rd round to my block for the Liberated Round Robin group. And I'm hoping to create a few blocks for the Quilt Con challenge. Otherwise, it's finishing up old projects and dreaming up new ones.
What are you working on? Finishing up any projects or dreaming up any new ones you want to share? Fill me in on the details, please!
Aaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.