One of the things I like about sewing samples for my local and most wonderful (he he, yes, I am biased) quilt shop
is the deadlines to get them done! None of this dip in and out of a project like I am good at....yes, I know, all quilts are sewn for different reasons, for me, a finish, is not always
the reason!! (I just love DOING them!!) However when you know you need a sample for an approaching class, you know you really need to focus and finish....
This Buggy Barn quilt is one of those - ok, so it's not quite finished but it is nearly presentable for taking in so I am sharing it now :-)
The Buggy Barn quilts are known for the slice-shuffle-sew process and I must say I really enjoyed how beautifully this one came together... and it is always exciting seeing which colour/fabric is next on the pile for sewing.
It was a challenge for me sewing without my customary cream fabrics in the quilt... but that was fun too!
Quilting was fairly basic, straight lines everywhere.
Cindy Needham advises us to ditch-stitch ESS (every single seam aka every sodding seam)... I had good intentions but with the walking foot I got very 'tired' of it so it was NESS (nearly every sodding seam) instead. I know ditch-stitching can be done with a darning foot but there's a thing called a skill level that needs to be a little higher than my current one!! Out of interest, how much stitch-ditching does everyone else do?
Another nearly done but not really, is my piece for One Christmas Item a month... Narelle, of Pins and Whiskers
is hosting this - a great way to encourage us to do a bit Chirstmas sewing throughout the year. I have stalled on the thread for my ribbon, but I am sure it will be completed for next month's show and tell!!
|This is a Nicky Tervo design, it has some cute |
buttons to go with it.
Tonight I have a sewing session with some friends. I am taking the opportunity to sew up a couple (hopefully) of hottie covers for the Hottie Project, making hot water bottle covers for chilly children in Christchurch. The deadline to get them posted off is next week, and if there are any other NZers out there who have a spare hour or so, you may be able to help out by making one. The link for the Hottie Project is here. Contact Lisa via the link to get a copy of the templates used.
Well, that's about it for now, I have a busy day today, so I will see you all later.
Have a great day, and thank you for visiting,