Sunday, December 2, 2012
Trying This. And, Trying This, Again...
I measured the seam on the back, set up my seam gauge and cruised right through them. Then, when I compared them to my sample block, well... It seemed like a good idea at the time. Most of my sewing experience is in clothing. Seams are a pretty regular deal, there. Plus, I don't do hand-around garments that are cut and sewn by a number of people at various times. Yeah. I knew this about quilting. But, knowing something and knowing something are two different things. I tore my work out, roughed up the stitching marks, dampened and pressed the pieces and tried again.
On round two, I checked, marked and checked again as I sewed. Voila! They all match the sample. None are particularly square, though. I am hoping I can be along for the ride as they get squared and the top pieced. Some of the ladies have a lot of experience and I'd really like to learn from them.
On another note: Serious gun shopping is about to commence.