Every week it is always my goal to have something new and exciting to share with you all…sometimes, when you are working on a BIG project, there is not much new and exciting to share unfortunately :).
I shared last week that I was ahead of schedule with my Irish Chain Sewalong project…well, that didn’t last long now, did it?! I have started quilting the sections ( I am quilting-as-I’m-going) but have 9 sections to do and that is a lot of marking, layering, and quilting….
I decided to do just a really simple criss-cross pattern in the patch blocks, and am quilting along the seams in the alternate blocks ( notice that the alternate blocks were constructed with less seams than traditional blocks, but I still want mine to look like the traditional block so I am “faking” some seams.
When all my sections are quilted, I will sew them all together, add a backing, and then quilt along all the blocks in the seam allowance to keep everything together nicely.
What I decided while quilting is that my machine ideally should be lower so that I’m not all tensed up trying to keep everything in its place. I had seen some of those fancy sewing tables where your machine sits in the table , but they are pretty pricey. So my dear hubby offered to make me my own sunk-in sewing machine table! He is a pretty handy woodworker so I have great confidence that I’ll end up with a great workspace! I ordered a cheap dining table from Walmart which will arrive next week and then I will be eagerly waiting! Stay tuned for photos of that project.
In my Facebook group I will be hosting a little Spring Sewalong. It was all inspired by this gorgeous quilt made by Helen Philipps:
I think we all especially love the BIG hand stitching on this one and I’m looking forward to getting started on it. Our version will just be a little wall hanging, but if you would like to join in, you are very welcome! Just join our facebook group by going here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1790902080964624/?ref=bookmarks.
Alright, that’s all I’ve got for you this week.
Until next time~happy creating!