I'm a bit behind in my progress reports. In my defense I did get on to post one Thursday and got sidetracked with the family history lesson. :-)
Well 3 more days and NO QUILTY PURCHASES. Not even a slight temptation. But today will be a challenge as we need to go to hobby lobby to pick up a few things David needs. I will not go near the fabric. I will NOT go near the fabric. I WILL NOT GO NEAR THE FABRIC!!!
I've been working right along on my hour-a-day. Well mostly an hour. After the maraton session Tuesday I was hurting pretty good on Wed so came home from work and went to bed with a book. And by Thursday morning my back was so knotted up I could barely stand upright. So I stayed home and took full strength muscle relaxers instead of the 1/4 to 1/2 that I usually take. I slept most of the morniung but did get in 2 hours of sewing in the afternoon. 15 minutes at a time. I set a timer and made myself get up after 15 minutes and could not go back until I'd rested for at least another 15 minutes. So last night I headed back into the sewing room with my trusty timer and set it for 30 minutes. After that it was back into my recliner to check a few blogs. Then back for another 30 minutes. AT the end of each 30 minutes I was starting to get achy. So I think it's 30 minutes, then rest, then another 30 minutes, and then stop for the night for a while. Weekends I'll get in more 30 minutes sessions. I can live with this. And can always spend the rest times flipping thru quilt books or reading blogs for future inspiration.
I have all my block centers made and the block borders are assembled and in the process of being sewn onto the blocks. I think a few more days and I'll have a completed top to show. I think it's turning out really cute done all scrappy. It's really amazing to surf around the blogs and see this same pattern in so many different fabric style/color combinations. And they all look great.
I need to thank Tonya at Lazy Gal Quilting for reminding me that all projects don't have to be large enough to wrap up in. I CAN make small pieces just for the joy of working with fabric. She has a lovely little quilt posted this morning that just showcases a fun piece of fabric. And I LOVE it! I think I'll be digging for a novelty or 2 and see what I can come up with. Maybe a few of my fun, bright cat prints with some free-form "cat" words scattered about. Heck she might even make a maverick quilter out of me yet. :-)