Sunday, April 30, 2017
There's something to be said for making smaller pieces. Because they get done quickly, there's a nice sense of accomplishment. Yesterday, I finished two things - how often can I say that?!?
I had a very nice Laurel Burch fat quarter that I used for the back, binding, and collars, and then I rummaged around for some gray. I love the background fabric, and added the star just to give it a "wish upon a star" feeling. Taylor really worked hard to get through a demanding curriculum.
This was fun to do and only took a couple of hours. Most of the time was spent changing out presser feet - sewing, walking foot, free motion foot, etc. Gave me a chance to clean the machine in between, too. I sewed two triangles to the upper corners so that it can be hung on a wall with thumb tacks. And then there was the embroidery and beading - not my favorite thing to do, but done!
I was on a roll, so I made a little blue batik zippered bag for Polly's birthday tomorrow. We're meeting her at Quechee Gorge for lunch May 8 and have a gift certificate to Keepsake Quilting for her. The bag is just a cute way to wrap it. I machine quilted the bag, which measures about 6" x 9".
On tap today: figure out how to set a bunch of multi-colored 12" scrappy heart blocks. Yes, another bigger project!