Well yet again I done less sewing than I hoped to but I have accomplished some things
My first paper pieced block! Obviously I've still to decide what to do with it but I'm totally hooked and have a list of other blocks I want to try!
Twiggy lattice quilt
Most of the cutting is done so I just need to get sewing!
After much internal debate I've started free motion quilting it. I have tried FMQ on practice squares previously without much success - loads of skipped stitches and snarls. But since it is one of my goals for 2012 one of the things I did do this week was a load of reading. Since the main suggestions were to first try changing needle and/or thread I did both. It turns out that my machine is MUCH happier to FMQ with polyester thread. So after several much more successful practice squares I decided to take the plunge
I am well aware that it is not perfect (not even close) and it is more of a scribble than the smooth loopy pattern (definitely harder to keep it smooth and easy on an actual quilt) but I'm still glad I went for it as I think it is ok.
Our bed quilt
The wee chap's after school club is closing at the end of term - he will be really sad as he loves it, regularly getting grumpy when we arrive as he doesn't want to leave (thankfully the school are starting their own one in house so at least that is sorted) and I wanted to make something for the three fantastic ladies that run it. Given my new addiction to paper piecing I've decided to make them each a tote bag with a paper pieced block on each one. These will have to be finished before 29th March so will have to get my act together. At least this should use up a few of my scraps!
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