My shoulder feels fine and I spent the whole weekend with my machine and Doctor Who. :)
It was fabulous.
I spent Friday night and Saturday working on my FreeFall leaves for the QAL over at mmmquilts.
I decided to make all of my small leaves the same color.
I started to put together my leaf points and could not for the life of me figure out what I was doing wrong. The paperless paper piecing method was new to me, so I continued to try...and fail.
I was so frustrated. So, I went to bed then just as I was on the verge of sleep I thought to myself, "did I even measure the template I printed out?" I woke up Saturday morning with newfound energy and went straight to my cut-out paper template. Sure enough, I had printed it the wrong size, by about a 1/4 inch. Sigh. So, I threw my leaf points and my other cut points into the scrap bin and followed Sandra's instructions to draw my own (I didn't have a printer at home to print another template and I wasn't about to wait another week). Easy Peasy! The points went together like a dream!
Then onto the HSTs:
You gotta love the trimmings!
Putting the blocks together went so smooth. I kept expecting to have to do some seam ripping to get some of those points nice, but they were all perfectly acceptable. Some not quite perfect, but pretty darn good if I do say so myself. :)
The color is off on this photo a bit, but I thought it was pretty anyways.
I am so excited to get the next set of instructions. This is coming together so nicely. You can view the progress of everyone else following along on the Linkup on Sandra's blog HERE.
In addition to the Linkup on mmmquilts, I'll be linking up with:
Linky Tuesday with Freemotion by the River
Let's Bee Social with Sew Fresh Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday with My Quilt Infatuation