I emailed JoAnn one day last week to let her know that I was ready to do another commission for her, and I mean, not more than 3 days later, a package was on my doorstep !
put together by Moda. This is just RIGHT up my alley........I am thrilled to get to work with these fabrics and this design.
But there is NO WAY that I would put the quilt top together in the manner that they describe in their instructions ! It would be asking for trouble, and, for me, there is no way that the blocks would be pretty and neat. The way I'm doing it, making the blocks oversized, will allow me to trim the blocks up nice and square when I'm finished. I just do NOT cut strips to the size of the pieces I'm sewing them to and try to make them come out even with my machine. I sew the pieces to a strip, and then trim to fit.
Anyway, this project is already well underway, and I got 12 out of 20 blocks pieced after starting at noon today and working until 6:30 p.m. Of course, I had to stop occasionally to fix, and then eat, dinner.
Mandy says that she fell on the steps of her trailer Friday night, and wound up in the emergency room with a cut to her face. The weekend was awkward and lessons were learned, hopefully.
Note: KMart refunded the money they charged me for the order that they cancelled, and I found a much better gift, although a little bit more expensive, at Walmart.com. Kelley will presumably be picking it up out there at her local WalMart tomorrow.