I listen to Pam's "Hip to Be a Square" Podcast regularly, and follow her blog. Take a look at her blog sometime. That woman is amazingly fast when it comes to completing quilts. Suffice it to say, she completed more this week than I did - and she was working full time, whereas I was off!
But, I'm not complaining, really I'm not. I enjoy taking my time, and enjoying the process. It's not a race.
So, here is my weekly March A Long progress report.
I thought I had finished up the hourglass units. Then, I put them in rows, and found out (surprise!) that 208 units don't make a good rectangle. Turns out I needed 32 more.
Made 32 more hourglass units.
Sewed the hourglass units together. Here they all are.
I put them together totally randomly. That was a bit of a gamble for me - usually, I plan out the placeement of even my scrappiest quilts. But this is going on the back, so I went for it. The lights and darks aren't evenly distributed, but it doesn't look bad. This piece is about 80 inches by 30 inches - the size of a small quilt all by itself!
Sewed the rest of the backing together and sandwiched it.
I always have to procrastinate at this point, because I usually have no idea how I am going to quilt the quilt, and I'm terrified of mucking it up. So, Friday was the day I did inventory of my sewing room.
Still procrastinating - I did the March Craftsy BOM Block.
This one is pretty busy! It was fun to make, and Laura Nownes gave a really good lesson on drafting HST's and QST's in the video part of the lesson.
And, I finally started quilting the Sand and Sea Glass quilt! Yay!
That's my report, Scientific Quilter, Sir! And I'm linking up with Darla, the Scientific Quilter for March A Long.
And I'm linking up with Mary at Fairly Merry and Sew Sunday.