So, I might have started another quilt.
The other day while wasting time perusing the internet I came across this quilt, by Holly DeGroot of Bijoux Lovely. I pinned it, then kept thinking that it would be a lovely pattern to use my precious liberty fabrics in, if I was brave enough to cut into them.
Friday night I purchased the pattern (gosh instant PDF downloadable patterns are fabulous), Sunday night saw me cutting Dresden pieces and strips of Liberty. Monday morning, I was still cutting Dresden pieces, resulting in so many pretty scraps of Liberty. I haven't decided whether to keep them or be ruthless and throw them out, realistically I know I will probably never use them. I can also see the advantage in having a rotating cutting mat when having to cut lots of template pieces.
Monday afternoon, I started sewing the Dresden pieces, what was supposed to be a lovely quiet time on my machine, turned into a small grump fest, the fabric kept puckering and wouldn't feed through my machine. I was beginning to worry that I may have to hand sew them. After changing the needles, re-threading my machine, I resorted to getting out my sewing machine manual, it recommended cleaning out all the lint from the feed. Wow, did that make a difference.
So now I have only 70 or so more Dresdens to stitch, turn out the right way, press and then stitch into circles. That should keep me out of trouble these holidays.