And here's hoping 2024 is kinder than 2023.
I didn't mean to wander off for quite so long. Stuff happens and then more stuff, and then I kept thinking "oh, I'll need to make a long blog post to catch up" and that seemed too exhausting to even start...
I'm just going to pretend I've been here all along.
I started cutting 2" strips at lengths of a smidgen more than 12", and then had a sudden inspiration. There's another quilt I want to make using a lot of 2" squares sewn in strips - Quilted Twins Dots and Dashes. Here's the picture from their website:
The block needs strips consisting of 5, 7, and 9 squares sewed together, and the 6-square strips I was already cutting for Scrappy Trips would give me a lovely jumpstart.
I started cutting longer strips for sewing into strata, cutting off the 6 units I needed for my scrappy trips block, and then cutting more 2" units to use toward Dots and Dashes.
I could have sworn that yesterday was Second Monday, and the day before that was Warbleday, but I'm being assured that today is indeed Sunday.
Seems like I've got a photo or two of what I've been up to this week.
I've got a heart of cake stands,
and a handful of chips.
Already July is going better than the last six months. Well, slightly more productive, anyway.
I got a couple of purple cake stands done for RSC,
and lay out another,
Luckily I've been sewing kabillions of those little HSTs right along, (I've been planning to do an Ocean Waves someday, as well as a pine trees quilt) so it's a simple matter of raiding the bag when it's time to lay out the next block.
And it's nice to have something ready to go when I first sit down at the machine. None of that "where will I start" nonsense!
Can a Hawk's Nest be considered a squirrel?
I seem to remember that I have a blog laying around here someplace. Let's just dust it off a bit and see what happens.
I don't think I got much done in the way of RSC sewing, or at least I didn't think to take many photos if I did. June's blue was a pretty abysmal showing - just these two sad little fellas.
I'll just dither for a bit, shall I?
While all that row-sewing was going on, I used these blocks for leader/enders.
Why, yes. I did start another quilt. Is anyone surprised?
And it wasn't all just piecing going on. There's been some quilting, too.
So when I last checked in, I had wandered off the Rhododendron Trail this far:
so I carried on a bit farther into the weeds and made a couple of test blocks.