I had four piles of squares waiting to be made into snowballs. One pile was done a few weeks ago but the others have been sitting on my desk, looking reproachfully at me every time I went in my craft room. I’ve been doing a bit of cross stitch, a bit of crochet, a bit of decluttering and have also been wasting far too much time surfing and playing games online.
This morning I was blog-hopping and had a quick chat with Kate, one of my very productive friends, and was motivated to do some more to the Snowballs.
One of the reasons I hadn’t done any more to them, is that it was so time-consuming sewing each white square on. I’d seen something on YouTube that I thought would help so thought I’d give it a go – chain piecing. Now I realise that most quilters probably use this method most of the time, but sometimes I’m a bit slow to find the best way to do things. I really wish I’d tried this earlier though. It was so much faster, and what I didn’t expect was that it was also neater and more accurate.
I was so motivated both by the chain piecing and Kate’s gentle encouragement, that I got all four piles stitched.
Woo hoo! And not only that, but I even found time to press them while the veg for dinner were steaming.
I now have five piles of finished snowballs so next I’ll be assembling them into a quilt top. Maybe tomorrow if I’m still feeling motivated 🙂