February 19, 2009

I am back in the game...

My wish came true and I finally sat down and dusted off my sewing machine last night. I could hardly wait, I was sketching the quilt's layout in my notebook during Energy & Environment class. Hahaha





I had this plans of maybe finishing everything last night, but I didn't. I got too tired way too early. That's OK. I have tonight to play with it as well. I'll set a pot of coffee next to my sewing machine. :)



I tried this " new to me" technique on adding sashing or just chain sewing. Basically, you eliminate cutting, but not really. You need to cut anyway. Pressing goes faster, though. I am not totally sold on this one, but I will try it again. Do you have any experience with this? How do you like like it?

5 comments:

Claire Louise Milne said...

You've chosen a lovely collection of prints - this is going to be a beautiful quilt!

Christina said...

I just tried some chain piecing with my sashing at Christmas time. I actually liked it, I think it went a bit faster for me.

Lily Boot said...

beautiful colours and fabrics - and I love the plain bone colour in between the rows. I sympathise with the grand plans for the evening ... and then going to bed - that seems to be modus operandi around here! Looking forward to seeing the next stage. :-)

jacquie said...

i love the fabrics you're using here. i chain piece a lot...i'm not sure i really understand the technique you're using...maybe a tutorial is in order?

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the fabrics you are using. And a tutorial is in order. I'm not good at chain piecing - I get to confused too easily!
Kris