I Hate sewing curves.
I Hate sewing circles.
Last year, I got a Block on Board die from Accuquilt … Cleopatra’s Fan … it had curves. I perservered, and made several blocks. I was not happy. I liked the block in the end, but I was not happy sewing it!
This year, I received another Block on Board die … it has CURVES. (Can you hear the loud groan??? !!!)
The guild was offering a one day workshop on sewing circles. SIGH!!! I figured that I better take the workshop. Here’s a sample of what happened at the workshop. Lots of curved piecing.
I think I was smart. I borrowed the guild’s Accuquilt cutter and dies and I cut ALL of my drunkard’s path blocks with both the small and large die. It has the wonderful centre notch in it!
Perfect cutting leads to perfect sewing – right??? Well, almost.
Laura, the wonderful instructor, gave us options on how to sew the blocks, but with clear directions. She warned that it would take time to sew each block. WHAT??? You mean I can’t make 10 in a minute???
OK … SEW … I took my time, following the directions. The first couple of blocks had a tiny little pucker, or wrinkle. But not worth taking out. (YAY!!) And the rest, well, I’d say they were pretty darn good!
Here’s a few of my blocks laid out … definitely not how they will be in the final quilt, but an example of what I made.
SEW … how do I feel about curves and circles now?
Bring them on … I can handle this with ease! (As long as I take my time and
listen remember what I was taught!
YAY!!! Thank you Laura!!! Thank you! Thank you!
Summer Solstice: I’ve started piecing the lone star. Row 1 is completed!
Frolic: Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery: I have 5 blocks pieced.
52 Blocks in 52 weeks: No photo, but ready to be sandwiched!
Bento Box “Rag Log Cabin” – the quilting has started.
I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”
A Gladys Taber quote “Contentment is a list with half of it crossed off.”
This week my list is ALL crossed off! And it was a BIG list
Last week’s list:
- Sandwhich Rag Log Cabin √ done
- Start Quilting Rag Log Cabin √ done
- Make at least 2 “Frolic” blocks √ done (made 5)
- Make the last 4 “52 blocks in 52 weeks” √ done
- Put “52 blocks in 52 weeks” on design wall and arrange √ done
- Start the lone star portion of Summer Solstice √ Row 1 done
This week’s list:
- Quilt Rag Log Cabin – 1/2 hour / day
- Make 3 “Frolic” blocks
- Sandwich “52 blocks in 52 weeks”
- Summer Solstice: Make Row 2 of lone star
- Start cutting & sewing Island Batik Feb project.
I finished the little zippy bags … probably took around 1 yard of fabric, if not a bit more. I’ll call it a yard for now. No fabric added!
- Fabric Used this week 1 yard
- Fabric Used this year: 22.5 yards
- Fabric Bought this week: 0 yards
- Fabric Added this year: 0
- Net Fabric used 22.5
- Husband’s Purchases 0
- January 1-26 : 26 out of 26 100%
For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces
The zippy bags were a UFO – from left-over fabric from a quilt I made eons ago. Sew, that’s a total of 3 UFOs finished this year!
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!
- Tish @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
- So Scrappy Saturdays @ So Scrappy
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- What I Made Monday @ Pretty Piney Quilts
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- To-Do Tuesday @ Home Sewn By Us
- Colour Inspiration Tuesday @ Clever Chameleon Quilting