I am making good progress on my Aiming For Accuracy Quilt Along. A new pattern is released each week, so it is important to keep up to date. My block size is getting closer to the stated one. This week, one measurement was actually a wee bit large and the other, right one. This week, was two units side by each. It really helped to lay out the finished blocks to help determine colour placement. I will need to do this each time now to ensure a good balance between the yellow-oranges and the re-oranges. Couldn't resist putting in that spider web fabric.
Wedding Dress Blue, and re-making it. Mind you, she often renovates them to 'new' clothing. I decided to go for some chenille and make a pillow.
I determined the best use of the fabric, avoiding seams, was to cut 8 1/2 by 22 inch pieces. I got 5 of those. They were layered on top of a piece of black cotton. Rayon shifts around a lot, and required a fair bit of pinning. To make this type of fabric, you need to cut across the bias. Once I had the layers, I used a piece of thin soap and drew the lines. The diagonals are for sewing and the straight ones are my pivot points.
|Sewing done, about 1/2 inch apart and set at my normal stitch length.|
|very carefully, cut between the rows of stitching, but not through the backing. |
You can make repairs is you cut through, just add a patch behind and re-stitch in the affected area.
|Into the washing machine with a load of towels and then to the drier.|
I used 5 layers of rayon and one layer of cotton backing. This makes quite the firm chenille.
We're off to a friend's cottage this weekend, so don't know that I'll get much needlework done. I usually take my crochet as I'm less likely to lose pieces. The weather might not behave, cold, so perhaps, I will get much accomplished. I'm curious whether you take your needlework when you go on vacation?
Sarah at Lit and Laundry has Halloween on her mind. This week she finished stitching the cutest little ghost girl and last week it was lovely spider web afghan.