|Well, starts with 100 squares|
|Then you start to add the pointy bits|
|But wait there's more|
|And the finishing triangle bits make the points truely pointy|
I have also been merrily blanket stitching around my My Tweets centre block. Over half way now... I will estimate approximately three quarters (and counting) completed.
I've also had a bit of a blat with the clothes sewing thing... and made my pull on pants (also known as elastic waisted slacks) and at the last minute changed my plans for the top material I had bought and made a rather shapeless, unflattering top that I am a bit cross about.
|Thank you to the 6 years old who took my photo|
I sort of saved it by putting elastic through the bottom hem, so at least it does pull in somewhere - looked just a little too maternity (like 9months with twins) - which I figured I just didn't need. I would like to buy just a bit more of this fabric and make an infinity scarf - because it will go with so many of my other outfits. I bought the pants material to go with the top material... but am not liking the outfit together - it's a bit nana-ish. While I realise I am approaching a certain birthday this year, I don't need to look like I'm that old (or older) do I? I do like the pants with a simple black tunic, and the top is not so bad with jeans. That just leaves one more piece of fabric which I intend to make the top on the cover of this book with.
I was going to use the other fabric for this top too, but worried that it was a bit too floaty and could be difficult to cut and sew with so many bits. I wonder if I should have risked it - but too late now.
I've also finished my first and last... no just kidding, first Swoon Block.
|24 inches of Swoon loveliness|
|These were the good seams - I have developed quite a broad concept of good,|
|and the not so good seams - ended up feeling I was just glad to get the block finished, will hope for better next time... and eternally grateful that I decided to only attempt one block per month.|
What a ripper - literally. Every seam needed to be adjusted with my trusty little quick unpick. Partly because I changed construction methods and started pressing the seams open. Not my favourite way to make things match up - but I was struggling to get my sewing machine to sew accurately through the seam intersections. How do people who do open seams get them to stay lined up? At least opposing seams cause the butting together syndrome... I struggled to even get the opens seams pinned together accurately, let alone sewn.