You probably noticed that I was a little annoyed yesterday with the continuing En Provence saga. I am ready to put blocks together.
Monday morning, I got some tea and sat looking at the weird orange sun. I was very pleased to have another day off.
As I whined about the unfairness of mystery quilts 😉 to my journal, I started to sketch out colors and make little drawings. Then I looked at some En Provence photos I had saved and thought about what additional color I wanted to add in. I made some
Suddenly, I was happy. I decided on a color scheme or a potential color scheme. I had a plan and so everything fell into place.
Later that day, when my mom came over, I looked up some tutorials on quick piecing quarter square triangles. Some I couldn’t understand, but then I found one that is a great tutorial. It had the fabrics placed in the same places I wanted them, which meant I didn’t have to work that little piece out. It’s a small thing, but was important to me at that moment. Also, all the steps were laid out with photos, so I could see everything. I found another tutorial that I would like to try, but haven’t. The look of the second one is much more modern, but I can’t vouch for the quality of the instructions yet.
I used four fabrics to make some test blocks and they came out great. I was very pleased with the tutorial, my sewing, life in general.
That night was Craft Night, so I spent the time cutting all the fabrics I need. I used fabrics from my Aqua bin and I think I haven’t used fabrics from that bin in a long time. Some are old and don’t seem to have any FOTY parts cut from them. It seems odd, since I love Aqua and many of the fabrics are great. I have to press them, but they are cut, marked and pinned and ready to sew.
This step didn’t turn out to be as nightmarish as I though. I guess it is all about attitude