I was in the sewing room this week, working on that Tuesday To-Do list, when I decided that I could wait no longer and must make the Guild BOM! This month it’s a Night and Day block, and it was so much fun!
I was very intentional in the pressing direction so that all my seams would nest well. Very pleased with the finished block. I think I am finally in tune with my machine and foot set up for a good scant 1/4″ seam allowance. This month’s block yielded 8 triangle pieces, so who knows what I might need to use those to make! LOL! So far not another pillow like last time I posted on Whatever Wednesday!
In other sewing, I got my mini log cabin blocks done and sewed them into a table runner, measuring about 9.5″x36.5″. Haven’t approached the quilting yet, so if you have any ideas, shoot them my way!
I auditioned layouts with 2 Guild friends and each one chose the opposite light/dark arrangements. I told them they were no help! LOL! Then I asked Hubster to break the tie and he voted “present”. Argh! So I just had to take my decision into my own hands. As I looked back and forth between the two, the dark outer placement just spoke to me. I guess because it contained the light. With them turned the other way, it felt like there was no frame. Even though there would have ultimately been a binding to frame it, it just seems too free, if that makes sense.
So now the push is on to get another quilt on the frame, this time a charity top I will use with a new panto design. I hope my swirling action will improve with each pass of this design. Maybe someday I can advance to FMQ smooth curls? I am also going to try just pinning the top of the layers to my “leader” and then clamping the other layers on the belly bar. I doubt I can do this effectively with larger pieces, but it should work with this top. At least I hope it does?