What am I up to?
Today I am making another sample of my best selling quilt pattern,
A Pretty Package!
Since my booth in Pittsburgh next month will be full of “Winterlude”
I decided to show my best selling pattern, A Pretty Package, decked out in to too!
So far, I’ve prepared the “foundation” and started sewing strips.
Layered bath towels are the best pressing surface.
I can press the entire strip at once with no draping & distorting.
It’s very important to press the seams flat as sewn first,
then press them open.
This keeps them straight all across the quilt.
The MOST IMPORTANT step is to measure, measure, measure.
If you sew a strip on crooked, then sew a bunch more strips to it, a little more crooked each time, well… you will have a very crooked quilt indeed!
Next, pin, sew, repeat…
Now I’m prepared to sew the top strips in the same fashion.
This is where I am tonight.
I’ve had a few interruptions so I didn’t get as far as I would have liked today;
getting Nemo from the groomer,
The Voice with fellow family members,
followed by August: Osage County from Redbox.
I love Merle & Julia, but that movie was a bit much…
I’m going to continue sewing,
but as soon as chickadee #2 gets home I’m done for the day.
Tune in tomorrow to see the rest of the story!
Until next time,