I started a sampler quilt a long with Amy and am somewhat pleased with how my squares are turning out. I have had a red and white quilt rolling around in my mind for a while. They are just striking to me and I've been itching to make one. Amy's sampler quilt came along at a good time too ... it's two blocks a week and I think I can handle that during the summer. It finishes at 58 x 58 and I'd like it a little longer so I'm making two blocks of my favorite one each week so I can stretch to out a little.
The part I'm disappointed is finding out that no matter how careful I am I am still a very imperfect quilter. Before I started I did the tutorial on sewing a perfect 1/4" seam. I figured out exactly where to set my needle with my new 1/4" quilting foot with the guide. Perfect! Well, I'm still not getting the exact size and sometimes my seams don't match. Oh well .... this is good practice for me and it will certainly enhance my skills, even if it's a tiny enhancement. Why wouldn't everything be perfect though? Still puzzling to me.
|Not perfect yet ....
I've got an ambitious day planned today. Humidity stay away! I've already got some bread rising and I've got a list of things to do:
1. Organize my fabric and clean up my sewing area
2. Get laundry done
3. Make two days worth of dinners
4. Sweep and mop the kitchen floor (it's getting crunchy again)
5. Lose five pounds and try on that bathing suit that is still sealed in the mail order package
I'll let you know how I do!