Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I had to pin each brown intersection but I got three strips plus brown mini strips sewn together and the squares line up!
3 down, 13 to go!
When I sew the strips, I alternate which end I start from otherwise when you sew strips together if they all start at the same point, the fabric starts to twist just the tiniest bit and you eventually get a curve in the direction of the finished piece.
I think I will be even a bit more cautious and sew the next strip at the top and then alternate. I just don't want this to be "off" when I get a few more strips done. I know, I am one klever Kathy, the quilter!
Another thing to be cautious about is where you stand in your sewing room. Personally, my feet are shot. I taught full time for 35 years and some of those years I also taught a night class. (Yes, I am a martyr.)
When I started my new class and stood for over 2 hours on a cement floor, my feet really hurt when I got home. In my sewing room, I have a braided rug by my design/cutting table and a anti fatigue mat along the whole side of my Long arm quilting machine. It helps and keeps these dogs from barking!
Wednesday is Quilt guild and teaching! I don't know how I keep up this brutal schedule either. I think it's because I am cautious and always have a supply of chocolate nearby.