I had very little stitching time but LOTS of family time. I’ll tell you about that in upcoming blog posts.
I did start working on my new quilt, Remainders, in the book No Scrap Left Behind by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Find the book HERE.
I’m trying to use up my half-square bonus triangles. This project looked like it would use a lot of them.
I started the first step on these, went to iron, and discovered my tension must be off. UGH. It happens. See the little wrinkles where the half square triangle attaches to the strip. That’s an indication that my tension is off. Hopefully, the other ones aren’t that way too as I sewed several on.
I am not going to rip them out or fret if they are. This will all get lost in the quilt once the quilt is machine quilted, washed, and all crinkly. The tension isn’t compromising the attachment of pieces…just not perfect.
I’ll certainly look at the tension but I won’t fret about it.
After counting how many bonus triangles I had lying around here, I realized that I didn’t have enough that really matched the half square triangles that I was trying to use up. So, I cut some more and worked on sewing these. This took up my morning stitching time on the two days I got to stitch in the morning.
At naptime… I ironed what I had stitched in the mornings.
I got a few of the pieces to the trimming stage. I am cutting mine slightly larger than the original pattern calls for.
I had enough fabric when I trimmed them down so I figured why not make them slightly bigger.
I didn’t touch a sewing machine Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. I’m writing this on Sunday and so far, I haven’t touched a machine yet either. My hope is that after I get some blog posts written today and a few other things done, I’ll be able to sneak upstairs and at least get 45 minutes or so in. I’m been missing the machine and would LOVE to get back to it.
So..on the sewing front, there is very little to report this week. I’m hoping I’ll have more to tell later in the week.
But wait…I’ll give you a sneak peek. This magazine will be hitting the newsstands really soon if it isn’t there already. We have a quilt in this issue.
I’ll tell you more about it in the upcoming week. I don’t have our quilt back from the publisher yet and I’d really like to have it back and take a bunch of pictures before I tell you more about our quilt.
If you’re out and about, you might want to grab a copy!