The wind has been filling my sails while working on my new "Crossing the Pond" quilt pattern. I've enjoyed every minute of working with the gorgeous fabric called "Journey to America" by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics.
I've been making components and placing them on my block layout sheets. The block layout sheet keeps me organized, and I know right off the bat if I've made a cutting error. If the piece doesn't fit, I recut the piece. If the component doesn't fit, I make adjustments. The adjustments usually entail pressing the daylights out of it to make it work! (Insert smiley face here).
When I do all of the "tweeking" at this stage of the game, it makes it a breeze to put the block together.
I may work on the sashing today, or I may make more blocks. I'll do whatever the wind blows and enjoy the ride.
The blocks aren't hard to make, but I do have to pay attention to accurate fussy cutting, and accurate pressing. I include the pressing directions directly on the block layout sheet which makes my life so much easier. I believe if you take your time, you can do anything, and do it well.
Yesterday I had to stop long enough to swab the decks, and get ready for company coming for dinner. We practiced social distancing out on the deck, and enjoyed a beautiful summer evening here in the mountains. We listened to more crickets than fireworks.
I want this journey, and my posts to be educational along our way. I found an excellent glossary of nautical terms which I plan to incorporate in each "Crossing the Pond" post. I thought this term was quite amusing and I honestly tried to work it into a sentence:
BAGGYWRINKLE - A soft covering for standard rigging that prevents sail chafing. Or it could be what I see every morning in the mirror! Now about that chafing part.....I won't mention one word about thighs here!