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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Few Stitches

I have but a little in the way of sewing. Just a seam or two to add the hexies to the baskets. Shame on me.
As usual, I had a few more problems with my blocks. Have I mentioned before that I'm a terrible piecer?
After reading a friends post, I've rethought my problem. My problem may be that I tend to sew a scant quarter inch seam. So I'll have to make more of an effort to sew better.

Today I'm going to sit at my machine and do some stitching in the ditch.
Monday I went to see with Gail and I sandwiched my antique Dresdens. I'm really excited to get started quilting on it. Well partly excited. I do worry it might not be good enough... but I must go on. If I start to worry, than I'll second guess every stitch. There are times when I wish I had the money to send my quilts out to get quilted, but I also like knowing that this quilt is all my own, mistakes and all.


Take care, Brandie

6 comments:

sunny said...

What's not to love about this? Love the flowers in the mailbox!!

moonbear_designs said...

Your HSTs and flying geese look perfect from here and your appliqué and embroidery, OMG is perfect! Gorgeous. I would stick to the scant 1/4", my block was the first I ran into a problem but it had ALLOT of little pieces. Usually too big is better than too small except when points would be lost. Your points look just fine!

Linda said...

Well, I think it's going to be one gorgeous applique quilt!!! And I'm going to say it...I love it already!!! :-)

Carrie P. said...

Love what you are working on in the photos. The mailbox is so sweet. I really like the red version.

Anita said...

You might benefit from a 1/4 presser foot with seam guide. We have them at work and I love using them, I get my perfect seam allowance without having to think about it.

Nanette Merrill said...

I love these. Getting caught up with you today.