After working basically every day the past month, I decided it was time for some time to myself.
Well, me, some fabric and the sewing machine, that is. ;o) So yesterday morning started off with an assortment of strips leftover from previous projects, my new AMH feather templates (courtesy of Customplastic), and my zippy Janome 1600P-QC ("Bertha," i.e., the great-grandmother for whom I was not named).
By midmorning I had strip-pieced and cut all the feather sections...
By midday I had pieced all the feather blocks...
And by midnight I had a quilt top. (...Not entirely unrelated to the two Diet Cokes I'd downed with dinner.)
In retrospect, I don't believe my indecisive self has ever churned out a top quite as quickly as this one. Especially considering that as of yesterday morning I was set out to use those same strips to make fabric braids (à la Purl Bee) as Rachel of Stitched in Color did for a post in her "Purge" series earlier this month.
But I think I just needed another finish.
That, and I was relatively caffeinated for someone who's gone largely without this summer. :o)
Either way, it's a step in the right direction!
...Though I still might have to add a gradient border fading from blue to pink to tie it all together. Maybe. We'll see. In the meantime, I'm linking up with "the Purge" over at Stitched in Color. Are you purging along?