I cannot tell you how happy I am to have a respite from painting-cleaning-packing-and-moving. It seems like a zillion years since August when all the big changes started here at Stella Bella Quilts.
I did keep a few projects here in Georgia to work on while the house is for sale, and it was way far past the time to get back into the sewing groove. Spending an evening cutting fabric has got to be one of the best ways to un-stress and focus on the present moment. A nice cup of tea with honey adds a extra dose of calmness.
Best thing about this kit is there are 110 different fabrics already cut into 6 1/2" squares and strips and after a short evening of cutting the solids and strip pieces I was ready to go.
[To address the obvious: yes, I'm sure I had more than enough fabrics to make up this quilt out of my stash but sometimes a girl just needs a kit, ya know? Cue: everyone reading this nodding in agreement.]
I also was deathly afraid of dropping the iron or anything on the new carpet in the living room so this keeps everything manageable.
[P.S. careful observers will notice I'm watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I love watching movies that I've already seen while sewing.]
It's really weird sewing with no cats around to "help" and "supervise." I'm pretty sure that I'm doing it all wrong....
Here's some blocks. Better email this over to the cats to make sure I've got it right.