I need to rebuild my quilting stamina, I guess.
As I was in the final stages of assembling the friendship stars, I must have discovered ten more wonky stars that needed to be frogged and restitched. I don't know how I didn't notice them as I pressed and stacked them last night. One even slipped through into the joinup with the string pieced blocks.
Today's big oops was this. I thought I made enough string blocks for the red friendship stars. I only made half as many as I needed. Oh well. I at least got them joined up into the large four patch layout. As usual, I needlessly worried that some of my reds were too dark, or two pink, or too orangey-red. But I think it is coming out fine.
Tomorrow's goals are:
Clean up the mess from the red blocks: sewing table, cutting table, ironing board and floor.
Clean and oil the trusty 301.
Start cutting the blue triangle sets and begin string piecing.
I would rather move on to the blues before piecing the rest of the 3.5" string blocks.