my sister and i spent sewing (and eating) in little compton
a few weeks ago now....
after the winter crafting weekend
we vowed to take a bit of time
to throw ourselves into our piles of projects
did we come with to-do lists
(and yes, of course they were a bit on the looong side)
first up were the quilts for my niece and nephew
yes, certainly ambitious, but we decided to each take one on
and figured we could cut everything in one afternoon
and piece each top over the next full day.
it started out well and good...
by monday evening we had well over 900 squares for each quilt cut
the quilt was not made up of 3" squares as she had instructed we should cut
but, rather, 3x5.5" RECTANGLES.
so, tuesday was spent sewing squares together and ironing seams flat.
to undo what we had just done.
8.5 hours EACH
sewing and ironing.
a little exercise she so cleverly named
"opportunities for creative interpretation"
i think she was slightly concerned
i might never forgive her
can you really complain?!?
not so much.