Reaching A Happy Place

Here in the U.S. it’s the beginning of a holiday weekend. I took a vacation day to give myself a four day weekend. I wanted some extra time to work on my quilty projects and  some of the endless house projects that I can never get to after work.

I made the February BOM blocks my first priority in the sewing room. The March, April and May blocks are finished. January will be a project for another day.

I wasn’t sold on my fabric choices, so I sewed up one block to make sure I liked them. I even remembered to plan how I pressed the seams so they would nest.

bom-februaryThis is my favorite block so far and the first one I enjoyed sewing.  Only 13 more to go.

The narrow start points are paper pieced. I did a lot of paper piecing early in my quilting life, but not much in the last ten years. I had to review this book to refresh my memory.

paper-piecing-the-seasonsIt’s clear after reading the how-to chapter that I never read it ten years ago. That would have made life a lot easier. This time I bought an Add-A-Quarter ruler too. I can’t believe I ever paper pieced without one.

The older I get, the more I appreciate the right tool to make the job easier.

I also got the top third of the tumbler quilt basted. I’m quilting that one in chunks.

I haven’t had this productive of a day since the last time I took vacation.

I’m linking to Whoop Whoop Friday.

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