I had a little burst of Dear Jane sewing yesterday and finished off the left side! It looks like I just need 8 more for the right side and this quilt will be DONE. I'll have to go back at some point and figure out when I started this girl. I used to have the kids pose with the blocks, and they were all pretty tiny at the time. This is the ultimate in rainbow scrap quilts, so be sure to visit Oh Scrap!
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I just need to finish up the applique sewing on these last three blocks. The closer I get to being done, the more liberty I take with the design. The ones that are left are tricky in general, so I am simplifying and going for the feel of the pattern rather than trying to get every detail perfect. There wasn't supposed to be a diamond in the middle of that teal block, but I just felt that it needed more color. Lots of people have slow stitching to share at Kathy's Quilts
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This yellow guy was an odd mix of applique and paper piecing. You could see curved seams in the original block, but my mind just said "nope" and I moved on with life.
It was nice to enjoy the weekend after a busy week at school. We are on a block schedule this year, and the new semester started on Tuesday. So that meant a batch of new kids. New names to remember, procedures to establish, a second first day of the school year. Most teachers are redoing a class that they had first semester, but I am switching preps which means a lot more time to get ready every day. I've taught Honors Biology for a lot of years, but never in a time of COVID. Social distancing means modified labs and the I still have kids e-learning which means that everything is digital. Just when I thought that my job was settling into a routine, BAM it is all new again. They are starting to vaccinate teachers in Florida, but only those who are over 65. It doesn't seem to be going well so far, so my turn could be a long way off. The governor declared teachers as critical infrastructure workers, but we are not critical enough to get vaccine priority.
There was a rocket launch this morning. A Space X Falcon 9 going into sun synchronous orbit which meant that it went directly overhead. Usually they head out to sea. We were late on our beach walk this morning because of rain and were just getting back home as it went up. I have the usual weekend chores t finish up, but I hope to get that left side attached before the end of the weekend.