I managed to get some sewing done, and some designing... so it was good all around.
Deciding to sew the Mosaic block for our VQR block swap was an interesting choice. I find this style of block somewhat frustrating, regardless of how you sew the units, they never really fit together nicely, and resist pressing, regardless of how you try to press them. Resewing some key intersections (every single frigging time) meant that it turned out OK in the long run (don't look too closely at those seams), but I won't be rushing to make a whole quilt out of this block.
Monika finished up her version of this block... I do green...
And through a random series of link clicks... I came upon this pattern and thought Eureka! So I have a plan for a plan, for when the other plan is finished...
|A free pattern from Bonnie Hunter|
|Excuse the photo of the pre-folded piece of paper!|
I'm still sewing triangles like they are going out of fashion, although not appearing to make any progress, and cutting more Starburst Cross blocks. I cleaned the fuzz out of my preferred piecing sewing machine... boy, it has been a while since I did that! One good thing about my Brother is that you can clean all that stuff without having to unscrew the presser plate (is that the right name??) to get inside the drop bobbin, so I give it a whizz around every time I change the bobbin. My Bernette is a bit more fiddley, so the cleaning is stretched out until it starts to make weird noises or the stitches come out a bit weird. Naughty, naughty. Do you have a machine cleaning regime?