Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sewing Again!

Life has been busy! My goal for April is to finish the signature quilt top for my daughter and I'm back to square one on it and it's the middle of the month. I decided to change fabrics on the few blocks I had done so today I got started redoing them. I think the quilt will be cute! And it's a good thing we're a small family; I'm still hoping to meet my goal.

I've been watching "Sally Collin's Teaches You Precision Piecing" and my piecing has improved so much! Mostly it teaches you to slow down and pay attention to what you are doing. Lots of good tips too. http://connectingthreads.com/Sally+Collins+Teaches+You+Precision+Piecing+DVD_BD90136.html

Even tho I'm behind on the signature quilt and my civil war blocks I've started pulling fabric for a new Christmas quilt. I picked up some Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazines when I was at Jaime's and saw this quilt. It speaks to me, well really it yells at me. So I am going to add it to my to do list.

I ordered a new iron! My old iron-Black and Decker's Classic Iron- just isn't doing it's job. I have a terrible time catching the edges fabric in the steam holes. So I ordered Rowenta's Iron for Pink steam iron. http://www.rowentausa.com/rowenta/frame.aspx It has small steam holes that shouldn't catch fabric and 100% of the proceeds go to help fight breast cancer.

1 comment:

Shelina said...

Slowing down and paying attention is hard, there are just so many more quilts left to make. But you, and Sally, are right. We should take the time to make quilts as nice as we can, and enjoy the process.