Another Productive Day
Started the day by making joins on the bindings I applied on Day 1.
I knew if I didn't make myself do it first thing, it might never get done. Only screwed up one out of the four. Had to rip back to a seam and add a new/longer piece. Forced myself to fix it right then and there! I deserve a star 😀
Next up was Alycia's A-6 Mystery.
After piecing a couple more background squares I was still two 9-1/2" squares short. I debated about taking the top row off and stealing two squares from it. I put all the blocks on the design wall and studied it while I ate lunch. Consulting a friend, we came up with a solution: take two HSTs from each corner and put the two background halves together to make whole background square. I will replace the corner background fabric with something different -- maybe a gray or maybe something entirely different. It just seemed logical that the area on the outside of the blue and red bands could be intentionally different.
As I was working on A-6 I built a bunch of checkboards and four blocks for my not-quite-Gypsy-Wife.
These are all 6" blocks, clockwise: Contrary Wife, Dutchman's Puzzle, Counterpane, Cotton Reels.
Tonight will be 1 Lump or 2? Stay tuned.