This post is really dedicated to all the lovely ladies who come to my class, they will enjoy it!
So, on Sunday "while baby slept" I thought I might make a start on Judith's Bee Blessed blocks. Quite simple quarter log cabin blocks, from scrap strips, we all have loads of them don't we.......so I sorted and pulled lots of varied strips and set to. The corner square was to be white so I cut a few of them, I thought I might push the boat out this month and make more than my usual 2 blocks. I got on pretty well and began to really understand and appreciate the concept of grabbing some sewing time, when you can.
Fast forward to Monday and the wee one was having another lovely snooze. Hmm, thought I, I might finish those blocks off..........when I sew I sometimes listen to the radio, and sometimes I lose myself in my own thoughts. My mind drifted to thinking what these lovely Bee blocks would look like when they became quilts - what a clever notion to make the white squares in varying sizes, how interesting it would be when the corners come together,...........yes, the corners...OMG!!
I had been merrily sewing ordinary log cabins and was nearing the end of 5 blocks....................DUH!!
So this is where I recall the quaint mnemonic, RTFI, or "read the f****instructions", wise words.
It took less time than I imagined to unpick all those logs, and surely unpicking must be good for the soul?
My salutary tale has a happy ending. I started over after tea, and finished before bedtime!!
Last week was week 2 in class, of quilted pouches, and a few more were made...............
Think we might have the market cornered now in spectacle cases.