I made some progress on my Tumalo Trail this week. I made 10 more blocks for a total of 19! I'm loving this quilt more all the time, especially now while looking at the picture where you can really see the secondary design. I'm still torn about how big I should go. This would be a 6x6 layout and I'd need 17 more blocks. That seems like an overwhelming amount! LOL
Or I could to a 4x6 layout and I'd only need to make 5 more blocks. BUT, it would make this a loooonnng quilt. This is not a speedy quilt...it's definitely a time intensive project! But I know it will be worth it in the end!
Either way, I need a lot more individual units. I took me all afternoon one day to make these 42 nine patches. I still need approx 45 more to make the 6x6 layout. LOL I also used up the HSTs I had ready, so I'll need to cut/sew more of those.
And in another chapter of my iron woes...see that little red cutie on the right? I've had that little iron for 8+ years...my friend Peggy gifted it to me for Christmas one year. It is the best little iron! I used it mainly for retreats and workshops and occasionally used it at home at a small ironing station next to my machine. I love how hot it gets and it had great steam. Well, this week the steam feature went kaput.
I love steam...I need steam! So, after looking on Amazon for a replacement, I chose this Sunbeam. It had really good reviews and was only $13, so I'll give it a try. I have yet to have a chance to use it, but I'll let you know how it goes!
We've had a crazy couple of weeks here, which for just two people, has included waaay too many visits to dentists, doctors, hospitals, ERs, etc. But I'm thankful that it's nothing catastrophic and that we are healthy and well!
I can't believe it's November already...I get a little panic attack when I think about how quickly Christmas will be here. I just need to focus and make "to-do" lists and things will come together!