Friday, April 19, 2013

Sew Thinky Thursday Weeks 7-9

I haven't quilted since I finished Cherries Jubilation. I was all geared up to sew a sleeping bag for my granddaughter Piper last week, but couldn't find the IKEA fabric I bought. The last time I remember seeing it was a few months ago, when I was at Jo-Ann's looking for fabric to coordinate with it. I found the bag containing the fabric I bought that day, but I didn't find the IKEA fabric. It's quite frustrating. I'll be going to Sacramento on Saturday for my quilt guild meeting, so I'll stop at IKEA and buy the fabric again. Hopefully they'll have some on hand.
IKEA fabric that has gone missing

I don't have a looming deadline at the moment, so it's hard to get motivated. Also, I am playing the piano in a local stage production of Peter Pan, and have been busy with rehearsals and personal practice. Hopefully I'll get back to sewing soon.

Meanwhile, I'm behind on Sew Thinky Thursday posts, so I'll try to catch up. Here goes!

Week 7: Bad sewing habits. Do you have them? Share with us, what are your worst habits when it comes to sewing?

I don't like to re-do seams. I'll fudge one in rather than rip out and re-sew.

Week 8: Who do you like to sew for the most?

My favorites to sew for are my family: daughter, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters. For them, my one-quilt-per-customer rule doesn't apply.

Week 9: If you were a quilt block which one would you be?

Sixteen Points block - from Electric Quilt

I think of myself as being a versatile person. I design one-of-a-kind quilts, customized for the recipient. I play different styles of music. So I would be a block with a large open space in the center that could be filled with a solid or a print. The center would be surrounded by lots of little triangles and/or squares that could be shaded and colored in many different ways. There are plenty of blocks that fit this description. I like the quirky look of the Sixteen Points block above.

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  1. the fabric moving fairy is very free with her attentions. I think we can all relate to fabric going awol! Oh my goodness fabric faux pas, where do I start-nope I am not owing up. Oh well back to the search for missing fabrics and the gizmo that turns my straight stitch treadle machine into a zigzag one. I might be some time. Anona

    1. Thank you, Anona, for your entertaining reply. I'm headed to Sacramento today for my monthly quilt guild meeting and will stop at IKEA on the way home. Hopefully they will have the missing fabric in stock so I can replace the one that is lost.

      I hope you find what you are searching for. :)



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