Last week I had a plan. I worked hard on Wednesday so that I could sew on Thursday. That evening I received a message telling me I had to work Thursday. I worked a little bit each night on the quilt blocks I was making. I even took photos. Unfortunately, I can't upload them from home. My dial up is VERY SLOW. I will add them later.
I wish I could remember where I saw the picture of this block. I have no idea what the name of it is. It is very simple and uses up scraps. I made it all in blues and greens. I hope the bride likes it.
I haven't worked at all on the quilt along with amanda jean over at www.crazymomquilts.blogspot/com . She had her feelings hurt week before last and I wondered if I had contributed to that. Not intentionally, I didn't. But I did agree with someone suggesting an alternate way to make the block she was doing. Like I said there, there are no quilting police and everyone should do what works for them.
She is obviously a very precise sewer. I have been sewing since I was five. I was taught by a woman who took every shortcut she possibly could and did NOT do handwork. I do better than Mom but I still look for shortcuts and use them! I sew quickly and I get bored easily. Some people will feel that I am insulting them but that is not my intention. I admire people with more patience. I am just not one of them.
I don't call myself a quilter, a seamstress or a sewist (where the hell did that term come from. I HATE it!). I sew. I am the type that on Wednesday after school you can bring your daughter, the fabric and pattern you need made into a dress for her to wear on Friday and I will get it done for you. I cursed a lot and we had soup and sandwiches for supper Wed and Thurs but I managed to get it done after work those two evenings and deliver it on Friday morning. You know what? I enjoyed it!
Now, you give me a bunch of two and half inch squares and tell me to sew them together and I am going to need some ATivan. That drives me nuts! My machines sew 1000 to 1500 stitches per minute and I go as fast as I can.
So, if anyone actually reads this and has a suggestion for how I can do something better, by all means tell me. I may not agree but I am fine with suggestions. I will either try it or give you the reason why it didn't work for me. The web is an amazing thing and there is so much to learn. I admit I don't know it all. Let us help one another learn. Everyone doesn't have to travel the same road to reach the same destination. The trip should be fun!