I swore up and down that I would NOT do another large quilt once my son’s quilt was completed (and, uh, the binding still isn’t completed on THAT one, hello lazy bones), but here I am again. Don’t get me wrong; I love large quilts, but I hate, hate, HATE dragging them through my machine for quilting; it’s like wrestling a dead moose around my sewing table. However, for this quilt, I think that the blocks are large enough that they require being in a larger quilt to fully appreciate the pattern. So here I am again, plotting a quilt that in a month I’m going to be complaining about quilting. It’s just my way, y’all.
So. The plan is this: sew and cut a ton of half square triangles, and then sew them back together into this: a criss cross quilt. I’m obsessed with star blocks lately; I can’t explain it, but the symmetry is very alluring, and I figure I’d better jump on this at once. I ordered a frightening number of charm packs from a lovely seller on Etsy who had super fast shipping and an excellent price, and here I am today, the proud owner of a ton of cream colored solid squares that I cut myself, another stack of charm squares waiting to be sewn to those solids, and 80 HST’s already sewn, cut, and pressed open.
The sheer number of squares to be sewn and cut this time is a little overwhelming; I’m trying to take bites of the elephant by sitting down and doing them a bit at a time, but it’s like the stack of “to be sewn” just keeps multiplying. Which is might be; I don’t know what my fabric does when I’m not around, if you dig my meaning, and I think you do, bow chica bow wow and all that. I’m just hoping that over the next few days, I’ll look up and suddenly, they’ll all be sewn and just awaiting a precise slice down the middle followed by a quick n’ dirty with my iron. This quilt is destined to live at someone else’s house, though, so there is a deadline for completion; I need to get crack-a-lackin’ on it so I can gift it and check it off the list.