Monday, August 6, 2012
Completion and New Shoes
I have been doing some sewing. This is one of the swap blocks I have been putting off making. I agreed to participate and then found what the colors were (not my choice) and that we were to prewash all the fabrics. Have I ever said that I don’t like to prewash? I have not seen the need but the real problem is that I don’t like to have to press all that fabric. So I started with great intentions and then pooped out when it came time to press and cut the fabric. And then the deadline loomed….and loomed…..and loomed. So this week I pressed, and pressed, and cut, and sewed.
During all of this I also remembered that I am not a fan of chain piecing. I did, however, figure out that if I marked my machine (see the pencil mark in the photo) I don’t have to draw a line on the fabric. It made it a lot easier but I find chain piecing kind of boring.
11 blocks are almost finished. This is the one I made so I could see how they will look. Today I will finish putting them together and then get them in the mail and then I can get back to making a couple of fun quilts I have in mind.
On Saturday we shopped. I “needed” to get some white sandals along with birdseed, pool stuff, and big magnets for my HQ. I found my sandals right away but while I was looking DH started looking too which left me some time to browse. This was not a good idea as I found these:
Aren’t they beautiful?
They are covered with owls with a background of orange (my favorite color, if you didn’t already know it). Even a metal owl on the strap. I wore them all Sunday and they are really comfortable. My feet are not used to being enclosed but they are willing to allow it once in a while, as long as they are comfortable.
I did take sewing brakes with a little reading and this:
I do have to say that this is a great way to relax. 30 minutes in the water and I was ready to go back to chain piecing.
Now that you and I are fully relaxed, lets check in with Judy at Patchwork Times to see what other quilters are working on.