I did spend the most glorious day in the sewing studio yesterday. I got the last border on the Civil War Stars quilt and am thinking I might pin baste it later today. And, I got the binding on the Row Houses quilt, so it’s ready to be hand sewn to the back. And, I remade the center of the mini challenge block. And, just like we all knew it would, it went easier and it came out better.
It’s still not perfect, but it’s as perfect as I’m going to get at my skill level. The good news is that even this builds skills for the next thing I try.
I got started on the eight outer points. I have these two pieced.
The black sections were all identical, but these eight come in pairs, and this is one pair. Right now, they’re undergoing a special Sally Collins technique.
In her class, I was having some trouble getting my seams to lay flat and appear straight and be the right size. She slipped up behind me and made this suggestion. Take it home and spritz it good with water and pin it to your ironing surface the way you want it to look and let it dry overnight.
Guess what you have the next morning. Perfectly shaped and sized pieces to work with.
Later, I read that in one of Sally’s books, so it wasn’t the confidence that it felt like that day in her class, but it sure made me feel special. The one that got the secret technique.
Of course, that could be because I’m the only one that needed the secret technique.
Looks like it’s going to be a quiet weekend around here. I’m hoping to do a little more sewing, but I hope I don’t spend the whole weekend in the studio.
I’m trying to decide whether to apply for a different job at my company. I love what I do, but I’m not busy enough to suit me and I need new challenges and new successes. I hate applying for jobs. I feel so vulnerable. But, sometimes, it has to be done.
Everybody have a great weekend. I’m planning to play it cool and quiet. Except I have a lesson to teach about makeup and good towels.
Ugh. Doesn’t this parenting thing ever take a break?