I'm very focused on these red & white blocks. One of the lovely ladies in the swap pointed me to a quicker way to make the square in a square shaped parts of the Love in the Mist block, and that seems to be speeding things along. I have also discovered that chain piecing and doing this assembly line style makes it feel like I'm progressing faster, whether I am or not! Get all the corner sections done ... check! Get all the square in a square sections done ... check! Get all the top rows sewn together ... check!
I am using a second red fabric and I sewed up the cutaway portions as leaders and enders. What to do with all those cute little HST's? Why, make a mug rug of course! Here she is, all quilted and bound.
I really wanted to finish a project, so I snuck this in along with the blocks. Are you getting the impression that I'm a wee bit impatient? Me too! I've got 7 of my 9 blocks all finished and squared off. I've been listening to an audio book as I cut & sew - its Amazonia by James Rollins. Very interesting, and it's almost over. Wouldn't it be funny if I finished the book at the same time I finish the blocks?