I’ve made some progress this month, which feels good. How are you plugging away?
I don’t usually take the time to write down highlights, goals and achievements, but since making up the calendar, it’s been super easy and kind of fun to do so. (Makes me think I should be more diligent about this in other areas of my life…)
It’s also making it helpful to figure out where I’m at with the update. To date, I have the following:
-4 backgrounds cut
-6 blocks fully appliquéd
-1 block partially appliquéd
-2 blocks fully basted
-4 blocked pinned and ready to baste
This means I have an extra background to play with, and it means I have a lot of blocks at play–yay! A big help this month was that I gave myself a larger chunk of time spread out over a couple of days to lay everything out and to figure out what comes next. Because I could see what I had, it made it really easy to play with my options. Pulling fabric, cutting out shapes and making pairs with the backgrounds is definitely a step that works best when you can allow a bit of momentum to happen. I don’t know what I originally hoped to put together, but I ended up cutting out 6 more blocks, which was far better than I’d hoped! The great thing is that now I’ll be able to work from this pile easily and whenever I have some time no matter how much or little of it there is. Since I’ll be prepping for Quilt Market and traveling next month, I’m already glad to free up some mental space.
Are you making any discoveries while working on your project? Is the appliqué feeling more comfortable?