This is another old project, because I don't have anything new to report. This quilt was finished in June of 2009 for the baby shower of a friend of mine. This was my first foray into applique and it turned out to be quite easy. The sashing, however, was maddening. I kept thinking I had the rows lined up perfectly, only to realize after sewing and pressing that they would sometimes be as much as a half inch off. I never have quite figured out what my problem was there, inexperience I guess?
I learned the valuable lesson of walking away from this quilt. When you think you've ruined something, you think it's never going to come out right, just walk away. Even for just 10 minutes. Your mind needs to get a little space from the project and guaranteed (unless you've really f*ed something up) when you come back, you'll have forgotten what had you so stressed out in the first place.