Perhaps I should insert a YouTube video here, to enlighten you?...
a) you're not American OR
b) I'm way older than you are
How do I remain comfortable with my [older] age, you ask?
It's pretty simple:
a) Ignorance is bliss
b) I don't really feel that old [if you really want to know, I turn 46 next month]
But I [totally] digress...
My bags are packed, yes. [see top photo above] They are not traveling far: from the dining room table, to the sewing table [which is against one wall of the dining room].
I had my first paper-piecing class on Saturday, and yes, I just finished the "prep" for the class today. Hoping I can catch up during the week, but I assure you, I will not be ahead of the class when we meet next Saturday.
For reference, here's a photo of the entire quilt/pattern:
Here are my fabric selections for my "H" units (like Mariner's Stars in a circle):
|3 H units = 3/4 of one star|
and the last piece on each quadrant needs to be ripped out
b/c I put it on wrong!
Here are my fabric selections for the KM units:
FYI: I ordered all of my fabrics (except a few of the browns) from Jackie's on-line shop, Canton Village Quiltworks. Jackie is our instructor, and many of you may know her from her shop, her blog, her long-arm quilting work or her publications in a number of popular quilting magazines [noted in the left sidebar of her blog]. She also sponsors many quilting bloggers. Right now she is offering a wonderful giveaway of Kaffe Fassett Paperweight fat quarters in a variety of colorways. [I'm actually using the purple and green paperweight in this quilt].
I've accumulated a nice bunch of selvages to add to my growing collection:
Have a good day, and happy quilting/sewing to all of you!