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Obsession

9 Nov

What have I been doing?  Well, I’ve been cutting

and sewing

and ironing… lots of ironing…

ending up with these!

I’m following the quilt along at Oh, Fransson.  I like that the blocks get progressively harder, and I also love how complete her tutorials are for each step.  I feel like I’m learning so much!  These were my first blocks… as I go along, my seams get straighter, and I line things up more completely.  I’m about halfway through making the blocks now.  The most challenging parts for me have been cutting accurately (I got some little dots to put on my ruler, and now it doesn’t shift when I cut) and sewing a 1/4″ seam every time (since I don’t have a computer in my machine, I’m able to use a magnetic seam guide, which really helps.)

Will this quilt be perfect?  No way, but I don’t mind.  I’m loving the process of making it so much so far!  I don’t really have a dedicated sewing area yet, as we’re planning to do the drywall in the attic at Christmas, so I’m using my dining room… which is also the waiting area for my studio, so I have to keep hauling things out and putting them away… very annoying.  I can’t wait to get the attic complete!

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