So, do I have much to show for what I did all day yesterday? Very, very little! Two more Civil War blocks and that's it. These are Fasting and Knitting and Florida Has Seceded. I put post-it notes on all the pages of the blocks I need to make to catch up, and I've marked the blocks I've already done, both on the block picture page and on the tables of contents. I accidentally marked a block I've not done, so I need to do an extra one already LOL! I need to print more paper foundations for some of the catch up blocks before I can sew them. My next one will be A Little Broth - I have the fabrics chosen and the foundation papers ready.
So what did I do with most of my Monday? Well, I let my friend Kathie talk me into starting two more longterm projects LOL! You can see them on my sidebar. I don't blame Kathie - she didn't have to twist my arm too hard!
I'm going to do Dear Jane - duplicating the original quilt as closely as possible in colors and fabrics. I have a bolt of parchment Cotton Belle that still has over 16 yards on it so I'm going to use that for the background. I've written the author of the Dear Baby Jane blog and asked her to add my name to the list. Now I just need to learn to use the software - I've had it since it first came out. I also pulled the book - which I've had for years! - off my shelves and started reading.
I'm also going to start Nearly Insane. I've wanted to do this one for years - ever since I saw some of the blocks made up in one of my favorite quilt shops. I will choose fabrics as close to the original as possible. I'm pretty sure I have enough reproduction fabrics in my stash for all the blocks. I've joined the Nearly Insane Yahoo group because they have posted a file of all the blocks drawn in EQ. I think I printed at least 30 block foundations yesterday and started choosing fabrics for my first block. The original Salinda Rupp quilt is shown in the book America's Glorious Quilts, so I have that open on my ironing board and the magnifying glass handy. Those are such wonderful blocks - each one is like a little miniature quilt!
Today I spent straightening up the house because Tangled Threads meets here tonight. I finally got around to put out my spring and Easter decorations too - better late than never I guess!