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,
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,