I have been seriously sidetracked this week. Well, maybe scattered is a better word. Being "sidetracked" implies that one has a primary project one is working on, to be sidetracked from. Since I have four or five dozen projects in various stages of incompletion, I can't technically be sidetracked, can I? It's just one big happy hopeless disaster in my sewing studio.
First I started working on my zippy bags. Then the Doc Schnibble for May caught my attention. Then Dresden Plates started calling my name. Finally, I decided I really needed to practice my machine quilting.
Back to the Doc project, which involves a block called Card Trick. I was way cocky in a previous post about this not being the challenge I thought it was going to be. Sure, I got through the first two blocks and was all proud of myself, and that jinxed everything. Serves me right. I sewed the pieces to the block pictured above every possible which way except the right way. And that meant un-sewing and re-sewing pieces that had already been trimmed (to fit other units) and working with bias edges.
I persevered and got the block together at last, and it isn't too much of a mess. I just couldn't toss these fabrics because I LOVED them. When you are working with charm packs, you don't have room to waste your pieces, and these were so cute I wasn't about to say "oh well" and start over. I was like Tim Gunn. I could hear his voice in my head saying "Make it work".