This is a follow-up on this post about what Grady and I want for Christmas.
Just to reiterate, I will be making a few Christmas presents. But if I give you something, please don’t feel obligated to give me anything in return. Seriously.
The picture is a sneak peak of something I’m working on from this book. I’m making a bunch of the same project in different fabrics, and have learned a few things about sewing/quilting so far:
- Thinking you can freehand geometric machine quilting is stupid. Don’t think that.
- If a pattern doesn’t provide you with all the pieces in pattern paper, but says to cut out various rectangles of various specified sizes, don’t be scared. It’s not that hard.
- I’ve made about 60 miles of handmade bias tape, and I promise it’s not that hard. You can do it. Granted, this particular pattern says that the bias tape need not be cut on the bias, and I don’t know if bias-cut bias tape is more difficult to make. Bias bias bias.
Also, if you haven’t yet noticed, I’m totally cheating on this NaBloPoMo thing. I’m writing this on Nov. 29 and scheduling it retroactively for Nov. 24. But meh. I think I’ll still be able to post 30 times in a 30-day month, so who cares.