No, this post is not about Pinterest! I am sewing blocks together on the Irish Chain quilt, and it takes LOTS of pins.I don’t sew long rows. In my first year of quilting, I took a class from Jackie Robinson, and she taught us the “Twosy-Foursy” method. The only problem with this technique is the space required to lay out the whole top, or at least the time to make a diagram of the blocks so you can put the right things together. Basically, you piece pairs of blocks, then make a four-patch, then sew a pair of 4-patches and make a bigger four patch, etc etc. Since all my chain blocks are the same, it is not a problem.
And our kitty Amy loves to monitor my progress:
I have a table behind the desk that my sewing machine sits on, and she was falling in the crack, so shortly after I snapped this picture, she moved to a different spot. I keep a baby blanket on the table so she has someplace soft to curl up that is NOT right on top of my fabric!
Do you have a saying for those times when things work out just perfectly? In my family we say “You are living right!” as a nod to the idea that if you are doing the right thing, good things will happen to you. I must have been living right today as I came to the end of my spool of thread at the end of a seam, instead of right in the middle! You can just see a tail of thread above the machine.
What little things are making you happy today?