I think this week I've just taken twice as long to do things, a prime example being the two days I spent just arranging and re-arranging the layout of my squares for the Nicey Jane quilt. Big thank you to mum who had to sit and go though 20 plus photos of block layouts and reassure me that I didn't have any awkward clashes... Taking photos helps though, there were a few times that I took a photo, left the room, looked at the picture and saw something I hadn't noticed. I saw online someone made a design wall with cotton batting (bits of fabric will stick to cotton batting) and I'm really wishing I had a wall I could use!
My quarter inch seams were driving me mad too. I have a quarter inch seam foot, which I've read other sewing enthusiasts raving about, but mine clearly hates me. No matter what I try it just pushes the top piece of fabric squint. I pin, I go slow, I start with the needle down in the right place, but still it keeps shifting. I've resorted to the standard foot and "measure 1/4 inch from the needle and mark with masking tape". Which I thought was working splendidly, but on closer inspection a lot of my squares are, well, not entirely square...
I've basted this one as much as I can (every safety pin in the house), but I'm still worried that my not-so-square squares might lead to lots of "pucking hell"... I was still putting off quilting today and decided to baste one of the zigzag boys, with the basting gun. I love the basting gun, not sure my fingers do though... but I don't really need sensitivity in all my fingertips really, do I?
I had a lovely surprise this afternoon.
|Window feeder? Nah.. Canopy bed? Yeah!|
I'm still trying to decide on the fabrics for the Single Girl Quilt too.
|Can I get away with saving my yellow for a future yellow quilt?|
(doh! Spell check isnt working, sorry if you spot a clanger...)