Friday, February 17, 2017

The need to sew

I haven't had much time to sew and that stinks.

I also want to go on record that I think working on one thing at a time until it's finished SUCKS. Just sayin'.

So--I've been attempting to reorganize the studio and purge, and it's going ok--it's just slow. I'm waiting on the Hubster to build my pegboard wall pieces and I'm hoping that can get done this weekend--that will help a lot.

I did make a mug rug for the Hubster for Valentine's Day:

Flowers from the Hubster
Yes, it's wonky--but so are we. That was intentional. This was a good exercise in using machine embroidery and using the BSR for quilting. Invisafil on top, Mettler 60wt in the bobbin. I used a 3/4" bias tape maker for the uber-skinny binding (wish I had used 1"). There's still a bit of a learning curve on the BSR, but I'm getting there.

This is what I'm trying to get to flimsy status:
This is the Girl Gang DIY quilt. I have completed all the blocks except for the word blocks and borders. I'm working on the coping parts. I want this DONE, and that's why I thought I would work on one project at a time. Apparently that is impossible for me, because...

Here's my test sample for the La Passacaglia quilt! I wanted to try piecing it on the machine and needed to test it before Stitch & Bitch meets on Saturday; I want to demonstrate the piecing.
The first two rounds went great; the third round not so great, but I think I know why. I'll work some more on it.

In conclusion, I cannot work on one project at a time. I admire those who can.

I think I need a week for an in-home studio retreat. While I'm trying to come up with a plan to make that happen, go quilt!