Midget Sampler Quilt. Like anything else, its all about getting into the habit. This one is called Arabic Lattice. Whenever I looked ahead through the blocks I dreaded doing this one because it looked ugly and awkward and the pattern asked for templates and hand piecing.
Of course, like anything else, once I actually started working on it, it wasn't as bad as all the anticipation. The middle of each square is a four patch with one inch squares. I cut out freezer paper templates for the triangle sections and then used a partial seam on the machine. So simple in the end. I still think it is an ugly block, but at least it is a finished ugly block.
A Scarlet Thread. It was a HUGE quilt shop with a great selection of reproduction fabrics. My favorites are the little hedgehogs on the end. I don't think it is proper depression era fabric, but I had to have it anyway.
The school weeks have been nonstop hectic, things are in full swing academically and evenings have been scattered with training sessions and such. Last night was the first Academic Team match and that was a lot of fun. Our team was the most enthusiastic and had the most members. I'm still getting to know every bodies strengths, but they seem like a great group of kids.