Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hip to be Square challenge

I decided to join Pat Sloan's "Hip to be Square" challenge, using it as a leader and ender project. However, as the deadline approached it became more of a leader! LOL So I have been working on this like crazy. My craft room has stations set up so I can move around and work on different aspects of the blocks when I need a change.

There is the pressing station... I learned that leaving the chained pieces together and to press is a lot easier. (Ignore the burnt ironing board cover. I need to change it.)

The pinning and cutting station. Slowly running out of room there as the piles of cut scraps, cut pieces and the pieces needing to be pinned pile up.

The pieces waiting to be chain stitched next to my sewing machine.

The blocks.  Slowly coming together. Those darn 1 1/2 inch blocks take a lot of time to piece! Sadly, I don't think I made it for Pat's challenge. However, I certainly fulfilled my 20 minutes a day for Beth's Drop and Give Me Twenty..... by MORE than 20 minutes a day. (Like six hours today, several hours yesterday and a couple hours each day throuhout the week....)