The super secret retirement quilt project continues to
move right along.
I've visited all of the classrooms, and am now starting
the process of trying to catch all of the students who
were absent when I was in their room. It's a combination
of herding cats and trying to catch wil-o-the-whisps.
I've had a series of little quilting bee sessions where
volunteers come over to heat set, hand wash, and
press the finished squares. They are fun, chatty times
with a munchie, and oh-so helpful! Yay for voluteers!
I have even begun the preliminary sewing together of
blocks. Each of the two quilts is being assembled into
a different pattern. One will have long strips of blocks,
grouped by classroom, and bordered with a neutral
medium grey. I have about half of the classrooms chained
into strips for this quilt. The other quilt will have the
blocks grouped into rectangular blocks, again by classroom.
I want to have more complete classroom sets before
I start laying out that one.
I'm really pleased with the progress being made, and
I'm looking forward to getting some solid sewing time
in during spring break.