Today is November 1. The clocks went back last night, so we had an extra hour's sleep. I so needed it; after admitting to myself that I had a full blown sinus cold, I took a night-time sinus tab and conked right out, next door to unconscious. I barely managed to stay awake long enough to hand out candy to the local spooks and ghouls!
I feel like I've spent a lot of time at the sewing machine and cutting mat, but I have very little to show for myself. Here's my best accomplishment: the blocks for my values quilt. They trued up to be 4.5" blocks. I don't know how I'm going to decide on a layout, not to mention actually choosing which blocks go where. I have pondered every inch of my house while trying to locate a space for a potential design wall, but I haven't come up with one yet. My best option so far: pinning a piece of fleece or flannel to the shower curtain, but I can't get very far away from it to eyeball the blocks from a distance. I'm still seeking other possibilities. I feel like this is a quilt that needs a design wall; the dining room table won't do this time.
I also bought the light yardage for the Red and White Snowball Challenge swap. This doesn't make for a very exciting photo, does it? I'm happy to report that I've cut the fabrics needed for the swap. I'm sending them to seven women all over the U.S., including Alaska!
I was on the fence for a long time about whether to actually make my snowball red and white or another colour. I was leaning towards golds. But when I was at the LQS picking up the lights, I saw some gorgeous red flannels on display. Suddenly I had a craving for a red and white quilt, backed with some cozy red flannel and batted with wool. I grabbed some red fats, shown below. I planned to cut them this weekend, but it didn't happen.
And here is my fabric for Cheryl's Rail Fence quiltalong. Another thing I was supposed to cut this weekend. Sigh. Or should that be "sinus". I always feel like I've lost 20 points off my IQ when I have a sinus cold.