After about a 2 week hiatus from sewing due to unexpected life events and being without my sewing machine, I was really thankful for the November instructions for the Foothills Mystery Quilt from Cheryl@Meadow Mist Designs. This month we combined the Square in a Square blocks made in October with many of the HSTs made in September to create Diamond Blocks. I am really enjoying how high contrast my color choices are, and I like the secondary diamond pattern formed by the way the blocks are arranged below (not to say this is how they will be used, but it is neat to pick out different patterns). I am really enjoying how things are starting to come together in the Mystery Quilt, and I am really excited to see what comes next!
It was like therapy getting to sit down at my machine and just do some piecing. My hands shook a lot at first and I had to take a lot of breaks, but it was good to start trying to get back into a normal routine. Tomorrow I plan to get back to piecing work on Tessellated Leaves.
Also, I finished sewing at a good time tonight – my bobbin and spool of thread were both close to being used up!
All my previous posts about the Foothills Mystery Quilt are linked below for reference: