Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Getting Back into Sewing!

Now that the holidays are over, I really need to get back into the swing of things, quilting wise!
I made it to the top of the queen's list on Stashbusters!  For my UFO finish, I finished the Twinkler pillow that I had made from the leftover blocks from the quilt.  I had four blocks left, and I didn't want to put them back away, so I added 5 print blocks, and did some simple quilting on it 
There it sat for months, while I tried to decide what size pillow I wanted. When my name came to the top of the list, I finally made a quick decision! I think it turned out ok!

I've also made some headway on Grand Illusion.  I started the blocks for Clue #2, which was the one that seemed to give everyone the most headaches!  They really weren't as hard as I thought they would be. I've learned to try to be more precise in my cutting, and especially in my sewing. That has helped a lot!  I measure and sliver trim after each step, too.  That takes me a bit longer, since I have to trim and iron in the dining room, but I'm sewing on my 301-A in the office.

I have 12 blocks done so far, and they turned out pretty good!  My points match up pretty closely, so that is the main thing!
It feels good to finally FEEL like sewing again!  I just wish I had the space to leave things out, so I could sew without having to worry about having to clear the dining room every time!  Oh, well.  I'll just have to do what I can.  It's better than nothing!

I think I'm done for tonight, so until next time...