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Sunday, March 30, 2014

NBOTB

Hey Blog Buddies,

It's quite the lovely spring day here (finally!).  In addition to my round robin project, I've been working a little on my quilt.  After I got my blocks completed, I laid them out on the bed according to the pattern (don't have a design wall) and then carefully sewed them together in strips.  Well, when I went to sew strip #1 to strip #2, I sewed them together in the reverse order, so I had to "unsew" that long seam...



As you can see, I've gotten the strips almost separated--only 1.2 more blocks!  It's amazing how much longer it takes to unsew than it does to sew strips together!  I'm definitely out of my comfort zone any time I use my sewing machine, so after I get the strips separated, I think I'll take a short break from this piecing project and do some stitchin' instead.

Speaking of quilting, the cryptic title of my post refers to a New Blog on the Block that I want to introduce:  Prairie Quilts and Other Things.  Shirley and I go way back--all the way to high school--and she is a much better quilter than I am!  If you have a minute, please click on over to her blog, take a look around and say "hi."

That's it from here.  Hope you all had a great weekend.  And thanks, as always, for visiting!

7 comments:

Jayne said...

I hate it when you have to unpick you feel as though you have wasted valuable time.

Catherine said...

Catching up on your latest posts ~ great goodies and projects ~ and those pamphlets from the 70's are awesome!!

cucki said...

Happy days hugs for you x

averyclaire.org said...

So sad about all that "un-sewing"...but it will be gorgeous when finished! Nice work.

Carol said...

That is going to be a fabulous finish--so sorry about the unsewing... hope the rest of the project goes smoothly :)

stitchersanon said...

I feel your pain..everytime I go on the sewing machine I feel I am taking my life so far out of its comfort zone the only other place which could compare is bungee jumping rofl. I think your quilt is going to look lovely though..I love the colours!

Julie said...

Oh no .... me and the sewing machine are not best friends!