I only got four more blocks completed today, but still tons more to come - they'll be getting done quicker now because I'm not doing any new starts.
Just to have something different to post, a friend sent me pictures from Geneva, Switzerland, knowing my love for this kind of statuary. Gorgeous griffin:
A winged lion with eagles' talons - don't know if that still counts as a griffin. And look at the neck - that looks rather dragonlike (or stegosaurian).
A lion, very majestic:
Weather here continues to be icky. This isn't making Tonya happy.
On a completely different note, I wanted to share part of an email I received from Amy. With her permission:
"I got into quilting a couple of years ago because I wanted to finish my great-grandmother's unfinished quilts. I was getting ready to put the binding on the first one and was stressing about squaring it up beforehand. So I googled "squaring up a quilt" and was led right to your post saying that you don't bother. I loved that, beaten up by the "quilt police" as I was allowing myself to be at the time. My instinct told me, "Who gives a $%^ about squaring it up? I'm making this to please MYSELF." But it was nice to have your validation. And I didn't square it up, AND it was fine! :-) "
Me again. Unfortunately Amy doesn't have a digital camera so we don't get to see a pic.
See, it's okay to be low-stress and casual about your quilting. It will all work out. In general you want the quilt to hold together and not fall apart after the first wash (or several), but other than that, it just doesn't matter. Put your heart into it, that's what counts.