Progress is being made on Mom's quilt, though I've slowed down a bit. I'd love to be ready to bind it by Tuesday.
I've had a couple of friends ask me about how I keep the strips straight as I add them. These shirts are so thin and the fabric tends to shift as it is sewn, so this is a challenge. Here's what I do:
As I'm pinning a new plank (strip) in place to sew, I measure from the edge of the new plank to the edge of the quilt batting. I do this all along the entire plank, placing pins as I go, making sure the measurement is consistent. The quilt is certainly not going to be perfect, but I think it will make Mom happy! And that's what's important.
Here's today's basket - one more for the pile.
Today was also a day for some appliqué on a Secret Project - nice and slow sewing. I love it!
Hubby and I just got back from dinner at Outback - settling in for more appliqué and a movie on Netflix.
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.