Make a few stems, make a few blocks, that's the routine I'm following these days.
These blocks are a little fussy, several seams to line up, points to match up and not cut off, so they're going slow. But I'm enjoying the process and really feel like I've accomplished something each time I put another lily block on my design wall.
I'm not missing those basket handles at all!
I've also decided to stop whining about those stem blocks. I got a note from Hilda at Every Stitch saying she was getting ready to start the Carolina Lily pattern from Quilt Mania.
Hilda's looking forward to doing the stems for this project by hand! Sure puts those little stumpy stems I'm working on into perspective! Hilda, that's going to be a treasure when it's done.
Is there anyone out there not drowning in rain? There's a rumor that we're in for some sun this weekend, I'm sure hoping so!