Monday, October 31, 2011
Halloween weekend sewing
Is that it, Kathy, all the sewing news for the weekend? Don't be silly, of course I not! I did some more knitting on my scarf, yes one for me! I also did a row of machine quilting on the City quilt after practicing on some side fabric. Remember that super cute Mark Twain fabric I bought for book club? I had 3 fat quarters that I pinked on all four sides and used on the buffet to add some interest to the array of foods. Once the Huck Finn discussion over what am I going to do with the fabric? Practice of course! I was able to check the tension and practice the geometric design I want to do on the strips. I decided to outline the black strips by stitching in the ditch and then doing two rectangles on each end of every blue strip. I will add one rectangle at each end as I work my way down the quilt. I feel good about the quilt's alignment on the rollers. I think (hope!) I have cleared up the issues I have had on the past two quilts. It is hard to see the quilting but I like the variegated thread and took a picture of the first quilted row.
I had some tension issues but I checked with the back camera a bunch of times. One time I had the machine pulled over too far and I saw my hand and wedding ring instead of the fabric. It confused me momentarily.
On the side, I think it shows up in the light blues but not the jade.
It will increase as I work down. I will remember to increase it, yes? Maybe I should write something down to remind myself.
I am also working on Emily's maternity blouse, the prototype. She has her first fitting tomorrow so I am predicting I will have more progress to report then.
Have a Happy Halloween! I hope none of your sewing is scary and that you have some leftover candy. (Give away all the stuff you don't like first.)