Saturday, October 6, 2018

October AFS

My goal for AFS* this month was to trapunto the centers of the Dresdens.

Last month I showed the blocks to the girls and asked what they thought of the lumpy centers. I know I didn't like the lumpiness; Margaret confirmed "We don't like lumpy" and that was it. I knew I needed to fix them.

So after a bit of a setback, I added batting to them so the centers are no longer lumpy.

Now all twelve centers are nicely padded and smooth, done on time. 
The goal for the next month will be to sew the Dresden and Checkerboard blocks together.

*AFS is Alternative First Saturday, a small group of friends who get together for coffee and conversation instead of participating in a local shop's structured First Saturday BOM program. We decided early on to keep ourselves accountable by declaring a goal for the month, or progress on an ongoing project, and showing our progress each month. So I guess AFS could also stand for Accountability First Saturday.


  1. The stack of blocks looks great, and I look forward to seeing the blocks sewn together next time!

  2. Good work -- have fun sewing them together!

  3. As hard as it is to have to go back and fix something you will definitely be glad you did.