Sewed this morning but it was a bit of a pain. My binding was troublesome and the hanging corners were a new-to-me technique. Bit frustrating unfortunately. Better than nothing though, and certainly better than a kick in the teeth.
I was glad to finish up my January Bias Tape Challenge for the #Mighty Lucky Club. And I’m very pleased with the finished quilt too.
A title has been given to this one by the family: “Arial Playgrounds”.
I’m looking forward to seeing the challenge for February.
Well this bias tape challenge has certainly turned into a scrap/stash challenge as well. I found a backing piece that I liked and a scrap of batting as well. The batt is silk so that feels luxurious. Also a good feeling is not having any little bits of batting left! I’ve frankensteined them all into usable pieces and used them up!
No quilting today, but you can’t win them all. Loads of guild stuff done.
I sewed and sewed and sewed today. Oh how I sewed! Was chatting with Mr. Handwrought last night about the bias tape challenge and how I wasn’t really feeling it. The short conclusion is: it’s a challenge, so it’s okay to BE challenged by it. Finish it, don’t let the projects pile up. And it’s nearly the end of the month, so get on it.
This is what I had this morning. (These were all made last week? 10 days ago?)
And this is what I had this afternoon.
I don’t hate it! And the family likes it too. Yay for biased opinions. (Did you see what I did there?)
Well it has been a week around here! MQG meeting was this week and while that is always fun, sometimes it’s a lot of work too. It was membership renewals and elections to boot. I was acclaimed for president for another term. The confidence placed in me by the membership is pretty inspiring.
Finally did some sewing again today. I finished my bias tape and pulled out some smallish scraps of white solid and just went for it. Idea #4 failed so I just doodled and played and experimented. I saw a small quilt online somewhere and I kept the picture as a back up idea – lots of small blocks with just lines on them.
I’ve got a dozen small (~6″ small) blocks and what do I do with them now? Make a finished quilt that I am indifferent about? Is it worth the extra effort? Obvs still grappling with that but it was very nice to sew.