Honestly, it's been so long since I worked on these blocks I couldn't for the life of me remember the name of the quilt pattern when I went to type in the title of this blog post. Not Gone With the Wind, but Into the Wind. Or is it Against the Wind? Think lots of flying geese.
At any rate, I arranged the blocks diagonally, as they will be sewn together. You get a better feeling now for what the quilt will look like when finished. There are special pieced triangle blocks I will place along the outer edges that continue the design and pull the entire piece together.
I just have not been able to get myself into a routine of sewing the past number of months. Eva did get into a little summer program, but only a couple of days a week. I will have her the rest of the time. She and I will have to strike a little deal where she doesn't pester me for an hour or two each morning. I can bribe her with the promise to take her to the pool in the afternoon if she lets me be. She is perfectly able to entertain herself for an hour or an hour and a half. Her room here at my house is furnished better than most preschools, I tell you. Last summer I created "Quiet Time Boxes" for the days I had her. You fill the box with books, games and activities the child can explore on their own while the adult has a bit of time to themselves. Of course her preference was for me to sit with her and explore the items along side her, but I am hopeful she will be willing to give it a go on her own. I hate to depend on the tv to "babysit" her, and really want to provide some quality activities she can do solo. And I need a bit of time to do my thing too.
I will keep you posted as to how that works!