Sometimes preparing for a new quilt isn't all that easy ... as can be seen.
I was working "hard" to prepare lots of bits with Inklingo which makes preparing quilts for hand-piecing a breeze ! when Pushkin, the tail-less gentleman decided that I lacked company, and seeing that my cutting-mat held no fabric, he made do with freezer-paper.
Note, however, that front paws are clinging to fabric.
BUT, I persevered in my pursuit and he lost interest in being shuffled around all the time, so I could print lots of brown, beige and taupe bits for a new carry-along hand-sewing project. About half a quilt prepared for hand-sewing, with stitching-lines and cross-hairs and all the trims ... in an afternoon ... and that was with serious printer-trouble on the way !
And I do need a take-along project. Not a project to work on at home, because my at-home priority project right now, and in the foreseeable future, will be the hand-quilting of the Allsorts Applique Album. Picture here shows the finished top. It is now layered and basted and ready to roll. I'm holding out a wee bit longer, though, with the start of quilting. I have two small doll-quilts that I need to bind first.
But Allsorts will keep ... and will probably keep me company all winter. That is usually the way of hand-quilting. It takes forever ... but it does look wonderful in the end.