Thursday, May 09, 2019

May Flowers - New Shop Sample

I managed to finish up a quick shop sample this week for Threads That Bind - it uses the Poppy Poetry Panel and charm square pack from Clothworks.

Don't those Ombre borders make the quilt?

I had a hard time deciding how to quilt the squares, and what color thread to use?  I decided to use Aurifil Black throughout the quilt (50 wt) and it was perfect.  I love this little loop design more and more every time I use it.  Even if it's a little uneven it still looks great.  And it's quick to quilt as well - this sample was needed for a show this weekend (Grants Pass, OR if you are nearby).

I love sneaking a quick finish in, especially when I am in the midst of pattern writing and sample making for future catalogs!  Plus it gives me something to blog about :)

Island Batik published this funny saying on facebook - it sums up yesterday's sewing for sure:

I started out by sewing one triangle wrong.  Corrected it to match the other three, then realized I had a pair at the end that were wrong.  Corrected those, and when I counted blocks realized that all four were wrong.  Finally got the final block headed the right direction.  Grrr.  Working with directional prints can really be a pain, but I have to say my efforts were worth it in the end!  Now my question is, should I write an explanation of working with directional prints into the pattern?  I am thinking, yes.  Should be interesting to explain! 

Tomorrow Block 7 comes out for Seashore Splendor....I am back on track finally!  And don't worry, no directional fabrics to worry about for this block - that project came together with no problems at all. 

Hope your seam ripper stays put away and that you have a great sewing day! 

1 comment:

Barb Neiwert said...

What an attractive quilt! And I love that true!