I am following along with Amanda's Facet+Plus Quilt-Along at This Mom Quilts. I am not caught up, and I most likely won't ever manage to be, within the dates she has set for us. I'm OK with that. I just do what I can do. I have to resign myself to that attitude about most things this time of year, and if I accept that, I find I'm much happier! I will be sad to see the finished quilts at the end and know that mine is not among them, but, I know I'll get there eventually. These fabrics are too pretty to leave sitting around for too long!
Despite not keeping the deadlines, I am finding that I really like the QAL format. I've never done one before, but I will again! Focusing on just the cutting, or just the first step helps me to keep from getting overwhelmed. But I suppose that's why QAL's are so popular!
I am only able to devote an hour at a time, maybe three or four days a week to sewing these days, so progress is slow, but it's steady!
It's been fun to watch these blocks grow.
The coloring page has been an absolute necessity, particularly since I am using three different color groupings! Thanks, Amanda, for providing it! I have had to put sections up on my make-shift design wall in small groups in order to make sure I have everything in the right place
|I've sewn a double line on the diagonal so I have lots of bonus HST's!!|
I will keep plugging away, making small steps toward what I think is going to be a real beauty of a quilt top!
I'll be linking up to :
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
The WIP Link Up at Silly Mama Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Can I Get A Whoop-Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
One last thing. Both of my girls and I are doing a community theater production of The Music Man. I'll share details as we go along, but for now, Oh Boy! What have I gotten myself into?!