Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Another block done...and none too soon as I expect the next shipment to be any day now. Lord knows if I don't keep up current on all these things I have going I'll never get them all done. Plus I'm having too much fun doing the blocks. I changed up the colors in this block and I like it better this way. All I have to do is add the button eye. I'm not sure if I should do it now or wait until the quilt is all quilted before adding buttons. Anyone?
I have the flying angel block all ready for sewing,... well now that's not exactly true. The pieces are marked, cut out and ready to be laid out, but I have to measure the background and put them all in their proper places. Then they will be ready for sewing down. I'll get that done before supper so I can relax and sew tonight.
I ran up to JoAnns today after my doctors appt. to pick up some muslin. When did that stuff become tissue thin? Yuck. I promptly put it back and went over to the solid fabrics and picked out a nice piece the same color and a much heavier weight with no pieces of left over cotton stalk bits. I know there are a few more blocks coming up that need muslin, and these fabrics will work perfectly. I also picked up some thin Pellon interfacing to add a little umph to the back of the embroidery sections. Normally, if I am doing a piece for...say the tote bag, or a single wall hanging I back it with batting. But I eventually have to add batting to the quilt and I didn't want double batting, so this stuff should iron on, hide the knots and tails, and give it some heft without feeling too heavy. I'll let you know how it works.
Off to lay out a flying angel!