I’m having a kind of rough time returning to my sewing room and getting started on new projects. I have a list of things I want to work on, and I know I enjoy the time I spend making things, but I often find that I have to remind myself of that in order to get back on track. Does this happen to other people?
This morning I finished a couple little projects that have been hanging over my head which I think will clear the way for me to get started on some new projects. Before I left for Italy, I made a dozen tiny wonky stars (foundation squares are 1.5 inches, finished squares are 3.5 inches) for the Bitty Block Committee (I love the name of this swap) and this morning I trimmed them down and packaged them to send off. I love these tiny wonky stars in their bright rainbow colors and it is very hard to part with them. Here’s a photo pre-trim.
These wonky/maverick stars were one of the first “modern” quilting blocks I made and it was fun to return to them in miniature. My cutting and sewing is not at all precise, which these untrimmed squares really show. Luckily once they were trimmed, they looked correct. Now I get to sit back and wait while my dozen arrive in the mail. Once they are here, I’ll have to decide what to do with them. In the meantime, perhaps I can get started on something new.