Friday, June 21, 2013
I have finished 3 more blocks for my Swoon quilt, which brings me up to 4 made and 5 remaining. These 3 blocks went very quickly, mostly due to the fact that I chain pieced everything that I possibly could. Literally (yes, literally), if there were 2 pieces of fabric that could be sewn together without needing pressed first, I sewed them together. Then I pressed everything I could, then chain pieced everything I could, etc, etc. I hear that some people dislike chain piecing because it is boring / redundant / mind numbing, etc. But I honestly love it. I find it really soothing and calming, and I love the efficiency!
The other reason these 3 blocks went so fast was because the fabric prints were not directional. Unfortunately, the remaining 5 blocks all include directional prints. What was I thinking?!?!?! Newbie quilting mistake right there! I have never given a second thought to the direction of a print, but then again, this is my first time making a quilt from a pattern! All my other quilts have been very simple patterns. Lesson learned (I hope)! I will be paying attention to the direction of a print from now on!
So, those next 5 blocks may take me a bit longer as I will be piecing each one individually and will have to lay out the block piece by piece so I can be sure the print stays in one direction. Wish me luck! I'm sure my seam ripper is going to get a workout at some point!
Sorry for the indoor pictures, but we have had windy days lately (30 mph) and I can not get good outside pictures! Fortunately, my red bedroom walls are serving as a decent backdrop in the meantime.
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