I had fun! If you played along, I hope you enjoyed yourself too! There was something about planning for it ahead of time that made the Sew-In feel special.
What did you work on? Now I can show you what I've been preparing for. I decided I wanted to make a Valentine-ish version of the Cindy Lou Who Schnibbles pattern. I had a half yard of some border fabric that I used in picking fabrics for the pieced center. I also ordered a little more of that border fabric on line but it hasn't arrived yet. No matter--I'm not ready for it tonight anyway.
First things first, though. Yep, the chicken soup was yummy and I'll have to tell you how I make it--but not in this post because it will be too long already! And yep, Hubby made his famous honey wheat rolls.
Once my inner self was well fortified with chicken soup, I sat down to concentrate on the pattern and to make sure some of my favorite quilting "tools" were within reach.
You might recall that I couldn't stand the wait last night and started making 9-patch blocks ahead of time, so it didn't take me too many hours to get to this point--which is nearly all of the center part of the pattern.
Now, I had to decide--did I want to make it larger? I thought I'd have a little snack and ponder the quilt top so far--and then I cut more fabric.
The quilt top grew and grew throughout the night. Quite a rigorous task that required regular breaks for food and drink to ensure energy levels did not flag.
By a bit after midnight, most of the center of the quilt was complete.
Now the center blocks are all sewn together, and only the outside row is not yet sewn. After I sew these tomorrow, I'll add half blocks to finish the design of the points on the pink blocks and the blue blocks. Then I'll add the borders--and wouldn't it be nice if the postal person brought that yard of border fabric tomorrow? I do owe her a debt of gratitude, though, for bringing a package of thread today--just when I needed it!
Time for bed. I want to get a good night's sleep before my Saturday Sew-In!