Got off to a rocky start. Experienced cq'ers know how to piece. I piece the same as for machine sane quilting. I copy the design onto freezer paper, cut out the pattern pieces, iron onto the fabric, then cut out adding quarter inch seam allowances. I sew together pieces 1,2, & 3 before I remember that it's not sane and I should be using the muslim foundation. So I carefully mark the back of the muslin foundation, machine flip and sew and -- absolutely no correlation between the foundation and the top.
Do I let this discourage me? No. I simply mark another piece of muslim and pin the block, with the off kilter foundation to the new piece of muslim. So I have finished, more or less all the seams. Compared to other blocks I have seen, I am the queen of conservative. The pieces are all white and off-white (all but one from my sisters', my cousin's and my wedding dresses). The embellishment colours are greens, purples, mauves and pinks. I think it looks sort of nice but I'll defer judgment until I finish it. I'd like to try some crocheted motifs, probably flowers, but I'm not sure yet. And I have to figure out how to sign it.
So, being totally absorbed in that today, I didn't touch Auf Simchas. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I'm now off to read a bit.
- ► 2007 (56)
- Paths, shmaths
- Productive/non-productive time
- Course blocks
- Course cq block
- Not much doing
- Course Block
- Here it is.
- Oprah's Debt Diet
- Auf simchas first pass finished!
- Sorry, no time to chat, gotta study...
- Only three cq squares left!
- Cutting Down on TV Time
- Cancer Research Block Mailed Out
- Cancer Research Block
- Breast Cancer Block
- Progress Report
- Beads and buttons and books, oh my
- ▼ February (19)