I am working on getting these blocks finished, for the Toowoomba Quilters . They had been donated and they want to make a raffle quilt. The box didn't seem to have a bottom. I thought I would start with..., I just didn't know where to start. So I pinned them on my work board and realised that there were 3 blocks that were missing. I have the pattern for one and will have to recreate the patterns for the other 2 blocks. I have since finished drawning one and still have another to do.
Then for the blocks I did have I am in the process of making sure each one is complete. Lots of little things have not been done.
I stopped and drew a plan of the quilt, numbered all the blocks, and tried to match fabrics. There definately isn't enough fabric. I only have enough to finish the 13 main blocks and 4 corners. What will be missing is all the inset blocks, 8 in total, and the borders. I should have done all that before I started but I believed what I was told "all the materials are in the box". NO THEY ARE NOT.
Then I decided to just get all the scraps out of the bags and organise them into colours to see if I had enough fabric to finish the missing main blocks. I might be able to suppliment this from my stash so those should be alright.
I have had the flu for the last month and it has left me with serious brain fog. Along with this I have a big problem with my sore arm, it really limits what I am able to do. The wrist is inflammed, no one knows why, and I have to keep it splinted most of the time to ease the pain. It has no strength in it at all and I have rested it for 8 weeks with no improvement.
But I keep stitching embellishments on the seams of these blocks. I now realise that I am down to the last two rows but then I have to join them all together so I expect this to be a work in progress for some time. Still, they are a great project to take to meetings with me.
Summer is nearly here and I need to start some dressmaking as well!
Maybe I will just read a book.