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a little sunshine

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it’s sunny and in the 60’s today, a welcomed change from this past weekend’s non-stop rain. I totally think that working on this quilt this weekend helped bring the sun around! I pieced it on saturday, quilted on sunday, and finished the hand binding this morning. I had a couple of goals with this quilt: a baby quilt that wasn’t too babyish, balance a modern with a vintage feel, and totally surprise my friend. I’m hoping I hit at least two out of three. Continue Reading

note to self

crazy 9 blocks

I’ve learned a few things during my morning crafting sessions:
1. the stitch the sewing machine manual suggests to use with the 1/4″ foot does not create a 1/4″ seam. move the needle to 5.5, instead of 3.5, for that perfect seam.
2. gift sewing, just as gift knitting, brings about anxiety and self-doubt. stop over-thinking things.
3. opened seams make for easier cutting when working with crazy nine patch blocks.
4. you bought the ‘best press’, now use it.
5. if you’re going to steam press something, then make sure you’re wearing pants.