Guess what I did for… humm… about 15 hours last Friday and Saturday! I was helping Cathie at Thimbles and Threads in Draper, UT, prepare the quilt for Shop Hop which is coming up June 13. “Prepare” is the correct word, as I did not get even close to finishing ONE BLOCK!
Paper piecing is great fun when you are NOT facing a quick-approaching deadline, are NOT working on a quilt with over 100 blocks, and when each block are NOT made up of 27 tiny pieces of fabric! Since I am one of those people who repeat the same steps over and over (align pieces of fabric, pin, flip, sew, finger press, check seam allowances, flip, repeat, see tutorial here), I finished 2/3 of the blocks as I was chain piecing.
All kidding aside, I had the best time! It was as if we were at a quilt retreat, at a great location: inside a quilt store. Now that would be a dream retreat, huh? We stitched, picked out stitches, laughed (NEVER in this order, for who laughs when they are picking out stitches!) for 2 days and, hopefully, helped Cathie get a little closer to finishing the quilt on time.
So… Cathie… what did you do all day on Sunday?