The problem is: How many of these stinking things am I going to have to make before the quilt is an acceptable size for an adult to use? You see, I have absolutely no idea (hence the 'guessing game' intro) but I have fabric cut for 33 more. Hopefully that will at least get me close. All that is know is that I need to put on my big girl panties and head down/power though some half hexies. I mean, I could plot it out and know for sure, but then it wouldn't be a guess.
I also started working on a little something for a local quilt show. I have never entered anything into a quilt show before so I am nervous. The entry form says that I need to have a 4" hanging sleeve on the back of the quilt. Does that mean a 4" wide strip folded in half lengthwise for a 2" wide pocket or an 8" wide strip folded in half to make a 4" wide pocket?
I'm going to be purposefully sneaky for now and only show you teaser photos. This first photo shows 48 identical blocks that are missing one more piece. I still need to make 32 more. Sheesh!
Also, I am ridiculously amazed at how well those 4 seams met up. All 48 blocks look that tidy! I did modify the pattern a tad to eliminate a few extra seams. I hate superfluous seams. The original block pattern had the green triangle as a HST that was then sewn to a grey square and then sewn to the strip between that and the yellow triangle. No thanks. I would much rather get rid of all those failure points and bulk, because really, that's what seams are to me... Places to mess up. Here is a close up of the tidyness that is this block.
I just noticed one more seam that could be eliminated when I make 32 more of these. The strip to the right of the pink HST could easily be one continuous strip! Spwee!
Now on to cooking! My boyfriend's family was in town last weekend which meant he and I spent a good amount of time cooking. I had no idea what to do for breakfast on Sunday, so I went a recipe I have been tweaking: Lemon Poppyseed French Toast. The recipe might finally be perfected which means it could soon be unveiled. I leave you with a picture of it. Omnomnom.