Round 1Sew...I decided to work on small tasks to see if I can make a dent in my "To Do" list for the year. I started with my Block of the Month for the guild's February meeting. It's such a cute pattern!
I started cutting and sewing along thinking, I've made a Bargello-style block before. I've got this.
|I needed six strips so you know what I was thinking:|
I decided, I'll remake it later. Perhaps I'll use Sew Day this month to try again.
I joined the Stash Bee in Dec and was placed in Hive 6. I really liked the idea of joining this group to start using up my stash. I have so many scraps that should make something adorable but are not big enough for some other projects I'll be doing this year. Plus, it's an International Group so I am curious about fabrics that others will use for their blocks. I'm pretty excited!
Sew...I sat down to work on my BOM there. It's really cute and exactly what I wanted to make next. I was eager to use my Accuquilt cutter for some 2" blocks since I needed 45 of them. I took out my buckets and grabbed a ton of fun fabrics to chop up. I cut out a bit more than 45 so I could play with the color placement since I have to make 5 nine-patch blocks with scraps.
Once I found the order for each block, I started sewing away. (I even moved the needle over more to ensure that I would be ok for these blocks.)
|It's a great trip down memory lane to|
pull from the bottom of the baskets.
I remember each project I originally
used all of these fabrics.
|I love the heart that made its way to the center of this block.|
|They are too adorable not to use for something else.|
I clearly need to work on my 1/4" seams since my machine came back from getting serviced last month. I will have to play with the needle placement when I am not so frustrated.
Please feel free to leave comments on how you achieve the perfect seam when piecing. I'm open to suggestions.
On a brighter note, I was able to spend a fun night with some guildmates to celebrate our birthdays. After missing Wed's guild meeting, Judy sent me a message to meet up this weekend. (Judy's 1/10 and I'm 1/12.) I was so happy to get out of the house for the first time in a week.
It was great company, delicious food, and a live band that turned it out! Check out this super sweet gift:
I made 2 projects from it during our guild retreat back in November so I can't wait to play with more of the designs now that I have my own copy. Thanks, Michelle!
Wishing you a great rest of your weekend. May all of your 1/4 in seams be accurate!