derek's aunt is a MASTER seamstress. this woman can sew some of the most amazing things and i and slooooowly learning how to follow in her footsteps. she had the idea for us to do a "sew along" where we work on the same project at the same time and motivate each other to get it done.
her idea was a mini-quilt for 4th of july. she sent me the pattern and some fabric to get me started and off we went.
i started by carefully cutting out the pieces (and my sister helped while she was here for "camp kinkade")
and then i realized there was no way in the world i could machine stitch those curves. so i stopped. haha that could have been "the end" but i got creative and decided to sew each block onto another piece of fabric and work from there.