No photos today, I've been too busy sewing! I had a productive day yesterday but all I have to show for it is several stacks of yellow fabric cut into blocks. I spent the major portion of the day cutting. Remember this post: An 'Aha!' Moment ? This worked so nice! The ruler and squares did not slip once. Not once, I tell ya! I used to have slippage on every cut. It was getting discouraging. I did this to help. And it did! Yippee! My goal for the year is to improve my workmanship. I've noticed that I race on things: do them fast. Why? I dunno. So as I'm slowing down, I'm improving. Another yippee!
I got sidetracked once. I had this little convergence quilt on my design wall and I appliqued (well fused really) an Asian woman onto it. I'm going to stitch her down when I quilt it. I did this little quilt as I worked through Ricky Tims' book Convergence Quilts book. The idea is OK and I like the result, but I probably won't make another one. I just wasn't 'taken' with it. Do you know what I mean? Maybe I would have liked it better if I had used some of his fabric, but I did a little stash busting -- and it turned out looking a bit oriental.
Today was spent putting the sashing on the yellow blocks of Banana-fana. It's coming together nicely but the darn thing is going to be huge! 110"x110"! I called my longarm quilter to see if she could do a quilt this big. Yup, whew! I had visions of quilting this in sections on my DSM. So far I have shopped out of my stash for this quilt: 6 yards of yellow (what was I doing with all that?), 2 yards of a gold/bronze print and three-quarters of my dark paint bucket. I decided that the 2.5" squares I have stashed away aren't going to sew themselves together, so I started doing leader-enders with them.