I did take a couple of hours away from the work stuff to let things simmer. Well only partially, I really wanted to watch the NASCAR race and stitch for just a little bit. The first order of business was to decide on a final layout for the Vintage Dress blocks.
|Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell|
That got done. Then came the initial cutting and stitching to ensure my directions were correct. I made one calculation error, but thankfully I cut the strips too big, so a quick trip back to the cutting table and the strips were usable. Since I'm framing each block with a color strip in addition to adding a piece of white sashing between the blocks, each piece of sashing and each corner stone has to be constructed specifically for the block it's going next too. This is going to be slow going, but I've at least made a start.
I'll be able to sew the bottom sashing row together as each block is framed. The sashing row at the top of the blocks will have to wait till I frame the blocks in the row above. Now that I know how this approach is going to work, I'll pick the framing fabrics for the rest of the blocks in this row and cut them all at once. Then do the same for the row above. That should speed up the piecing. But I didn't want to cut a bunch of strips and find that my math wasn't right.
I will apologize in advance for my slow blog reading and email replies. There is a business trip on my calendar this week, as well as reports that are due now. I've spent what down time I've had with family or in sewing room trying to maintain some degree of sanity. Hopefully things will line out a bit by next weekend as I do miss seeing what everyone is up too.
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