Thursday, June 23, 2016
Remember when I said I was going to sew everyday to create a habit? Well, I gotta tell you the sun and pond call to me and you know what they say about the best intentions.day. However, when I do sew, I am uninterrupted and focused.
Here is the latest block I learned to build in Kathy Shaw's online traditional quilt class. I have decided and been approved to discontinue sewing mug rugs and focus on using the blocks in another way. I'll be saving them to use on kitchen appliance covers and a table quilt.
My seams look wonky here, but they are straight in person. I just can't get a great pic of these blocks.
After completing each block I think about what I learned in the class, besides how to cut and piece each one. I check each cut for accurate size. I stitch each seam with a 1/4" allowance. REALLY, I DO. I have a 1/4" guide foot on my machine. I stitch slowly. But when it comes to stitching the rows together I have had to rip a seam or two to make seams match. Even though I analyze where I made the mistake, it is not apparent to me. But rip and restitch and it all works. Brother. As I was restitching I was thinking these little pieces stitched together with precision is just not for me. Maybe larger blocks would be easier. (these are 6") But that is silly. The problem is not in the size. After re-sewing the seam it all matched perfectly. I had a supreme feeling of satisfaction. I guess I WILL continue on to the next class after all.
So, I sew on to the next task. Learning to cut and piece a Churn Dash Block.
Do you quilt? I'd love to here ANYTHING from you. Any tip or comment will do!! If you don't quilt, well you all know I love your comments.