I finished the PJs that I planned to make with the tie-dye fabric. I ended up using a below the knee-length split-skirt pattern (culottes-gaucho pants... whatever you want to call them), just to see how it would end up. Well, it ended up horrid. I kinda think tie-dye is a no-no for the chubbier among us. They are not flattering in the least - but I wore them last night and they are comfy, so I'll keep them. They'll be designated my painting/gluing/crafting pants because it will be impossible to tell if they get stained.
I also took out the pattern for the chili-peppers apron, but couldn't bring myself to cut out the fabric, it's telling me it wants to be something else...but it hasn't told me what yet. Oh... wait, it might be telling me it wants to be a quilt back. Not sure which quilt yet, but I'm just going to wait and figure it out.
So rather than cutting out the apron, I actually opened up the hat box containing my flying geese quilt top strips and started sewing them together. I only put four of the strips together. I'm a bit bummed because the ends just aren't matching up. Some are too long, some are too short, and I've got to find a way to even them out so they don't look so bad. If I were just working with squares or rectangles, it wouldn't be as bad... but with triangles, you can tell if I cut off the point! Dang, I want it to look good, but I also want it *done* - this is my eternal frustration with big projects. I'm not a perfectionist, in fact I probably err in the direction of 'it's good enough' but then I'm not thrilled with the end product. I'm not a very experienced quilter, so I guess I have to accept that I'll make mistakes as I learn, and not really expect things to look fantastic until I've got a few more under my belt. And you know, I need to stop going to quilt shows! Looking at the ones from Sisters just made me feel so inferior!