Things were greatly ahead of schedule for the start of the Fresh Comfort Two Bee. Margaret had sent out her fabrics super early, I received them in January! As soon as they came I spread them all out, tried to organize them. I wanted to get right down to business. Then I read the pattern instructions and was a little bit scared.
It’s not as if the pattern was extremely difficult, not at all. I think the responsiblity of using someone else’s fabrics that she bought with her hard-earned money and making them into a block that required following a pattern sent me into anxiety mode. This is my first ever quilting bee.
I don’t doubt my abilities as a quilter, I know my seams will be 1/4 inch and straight. That’s not the problem. Have I mentioned I don’t follow patterns well? My brain just starts to hurt when I try to follow the directions. Bizarre, I know.
Anyway, the fabrics sat on my sewing table for a few days and one day the guilt over powered me and I dove right in and started sewing. It took me the better part of the evening to finish one block. After that my brain was shot and I was tired. So the second block lay in pieces on my table.
I had the best of intentions to give my brain a day off and sew up the second block, I swear. Somehow February got away from me. I had things that needed to be done that didn’t involve my sewing room. In fact I don’t think I spent more than a couple of hours in there the whole month. Suddenly it was March 2nd and I hadn’t finished the second block and I was leaving for Puerto Rico for a week.
That night I stayed up far too late sewing and packing, packing and sewing. I finished both in time to get 3 hours of shut-eye before my flight. Mom mailed out Margaret’s blocks to her while I was high above the Atlantic Ocean.
I hope Margaret likes her blocks. I didn’t make them very wonky for fear of over wonking, so I’m a bit worried about that. I hope they’ll just blend in with the rest of the blocks.
I’ve received the fabrics for the March blocks. Ticker tape blocks! I swear I will get on those as soon as I catch up on a few blog posts.