Ironing is the inspiration-killer.
Unpacking the Anna Maria Horner package had my brain singing with possibilities. I pre-washed and dried and… was left with this giant mess. Looking at this pile immediately sapped all the excitement of putting together brilliantly-colored blocks, perhaps with charcoal sashing:
Almost three hours later, after two squirt bottles of water for the pressing, a Grey’s Anatomy season premiere and half of Bill Maher, at 1:30am, I have this:
I got the jelly roll pressed, but didn’t clip the threads. That’s still ahead.
Feeling a sense of accomplishment, I turned my head and saw…. this:
I can only assume the women who turn out quilts practically daily do not have jobs.
Slightly Over One Hour Later:
I’m not sure pre-washing jelly rolls is such a good idea… some of the strips lost nearly 1/4″ to fraying. Also – pain in the ass. And messy.