Over the weekend I finished the last of my 400 black and tan four patches. I'll spare you one more picture of my project box full of patches, it looks pretty similar to the last picture.
I celebrated by making my inspiration block. This block is 6 inches finished, smallish, but I like the size.
Now I'm on to the 320 navy and cream half square triangles.
For some reason this quilt seems to be going sloooooooooooow. I feel like I'm spending the same amount of time in my sewing room as I usually do, but I don't feel like I'm making progress. I guess it's because each step has several pieces to make before I can move on to the next step. But there are only 4 steps; 400 four patches, 320 HSTs, piece 80 blocks, sew together. I'm a mark things off my list and be happy girl, there's not much marking off the list going on with this project. So it should pick up once I start assembling the blocks, don't you think?
Recently I mentioned that I had to replace my Rowenta iron. A couple of folks mentioned they used and liked the Rowenta travel iron...WHAT!!! That was news to me!! So I ordered one....
I really like it. In the past I've had trouble with my bigger iron pressing seams closed as I pressed other seams open. This new little Rowenta is great on small blocks with many seams, like the one I'm working on now.
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It comes with this great travel bag, I think I'll be tempted to take it to my next class. For some reason I seem to sign up for classes that have the poorest excuse for irons. So now I'm good at home and on the road!
NOTE: I ordered my iron from Bed, Bath and Beyond.