This weekend is so much better for me than last weekend was. The sun is shining and for once I don't have a test I need to finish or something I need to study.
We were heavily clouded in yesterday so I had to get a quick hike in up high to see any sun and then Nim settled in for sleeping while I finished my final test to do volunteer tax prep work.
I didn't finish until later at night, but I was so excited when I finished last night that I stayed up late watching the final Twilight movie. Wow.
Today we have sun! Emile watched the humming birds and Nim and I put some yard time in so I could clean up storm damage and contemplate my garden. Why can I not grow winter crops?
Finally it was time to tackle the 2014 Mystery Quilt layout I have been dreading. You can see the actual sashing design on page 11 of the pattern.
One of the more valuable things that came out of this layout process is that I have decided I really like the star layout for the red and the other layout for the yellow. I especially like it when they end up together. But even in the above photo from a distance I think the red themed block does better in the star layout.
I also learned I need to make some more flying geese block which I am moderately annoyed about, but I didn't read the directions well.
I have more yellow theme blocks than red theme blocks. Fair enough. I will need to think about that from a layout perspective. But you can see what happened because I ran out of flying geese for the yellow blocks.
Perhaps all the sections without a middle sashing I will do two yellows together?
But I did really like the yellow next to the red star. So maybe not. At least my main blocks can get sewn as the cats are already messing with the floor layout while I type this.
Unfortunately this won't be the last time I need to lay the entire quilt out. I can already tell that. Let me know your thoughts on it so far!