I’ve been showing symptoms of an illness; I kept putting it off to do anything about it but the reality is I had to admit to myself on Friday that I couldn’t ignore it any longer. I’m in good health overall but there were clear signs that the diagnosis would be TSSF.
I’ve finished 72 of 73 blocks. Block 72 was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Friends, I have a case of The Splendid Sampler Fatigue. I’m 90% sure I’m not going to sew block 72 the way it was intended. We’re almost 3/4 through and I’m actually surprised it’s taken me this long. Maybe I should wait a few more days before deciding but right now I’m thinking…pass on that block.
For the record, I really enjoyed block # 73! The pattern is really designed for the 4 longer, thin pieces to be just a light contrast from the white but I liked the stark contrast like this.
In other news…Accuquilt has pretty regular sales. I’m getting close to finishing the Libs Elliott ” Just Like Heaven” quilt top. I should have a picture of it tomorrow but I’ll admit it now that sewing 144 6″ blocks turned out to be a little nuts. The way I add dies to my collection is when I need one, I buy that one. If I need more than one, I buy one and rotary cut the other one. I haven’t had to buy any dies in a while by slowing adding them that way. But this quilt made me realize that I could’ve been done if I’d had some larger dies. Currently the largest square or HST I have is 6″ finished but this one can cut a 12″ square because it’s so large. Fast forward to a good sale on the Accuquilt Studio 2. So….I made an investment in the future. My current dies work with it but I didn’t buy any new dies – I may have to put one or two on a Christmas list!