Space Quilt : Day 2

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Patience does not come easy for me.
When I started quilting, I realized right away that I needed to set short-term goals in order to feel like something had been accomplished on a daily basis.
Other wise, it would be a race to the finished product.
I would make many mistakes and have to rip and redo.

After cutting all the fabric yesterday, I set the goal to make only one blue star quilt block.
It felt good to see I was on the right track.

Today, my goal was to finish all six of the blue star quilt blocks.
I placed them on the design board just to get that motivation to continue.
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I thought that I had cut all 288 of the three-inch squares I needed to piece into 144,  2.5 inch squares.
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I was able to piece and prepare the complete 2.5 inch squares for the orange star block.
However, I did not have enough of the yellow and white to complete the purple star block.
I miscounted somewhere.
Tomorrow’s goals:
Piece 6 orange star blocks
Cut more yellow and white to form the star for the purple star blocks.

I got side-tracked with another idea today.
I thought it might be fun to either applique or make a block with an astronaut or rocket.

After talking to my son, he said he would create a jpg based on the templates I sent him.
I can print them on fabric and decide at that point if I want to applique or make a block.
I would need to go to the Mesquite Bean if I choose to applique.
They welcome customers bringing their machines and working in a back room, where they offer free assistance. Isn’t that cool?

The rocket would include my son and grandson.
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The rocket would look something like this.

The astronaut would just have the photo of my grandson.
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The astronaut would be based on this free image I got online.

This is all still in the “maybe” stage.
I don’t know if I can do it, but I might give it a try.

I will get there some day.
Thanks, Winnie the Pooh.

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