The week didn't start out well, as I seemed to have gotten comfortable in the habit of not doing anything sewing related for a few days. How easy it is to fall into that pattern. On Tuesday, I did manage to throw some fabric for a pair of scrub pants into the washer and dryer. Does that count? Okay, probably not.
Things picked up on Wednesday when I thought I'd take 15 minutes to remove the paper from the paper-pieced blocks. Ha! Fortunately, there was something interesting on TV to take my mind off the fact that the paper was not going to go quietly. Various implements and maneuvers were employed to separate the reluctant vellum from the fabric while simultaneously trying to preserve the stitches and not stretch the shape. I could have torn all my hair out faster than it seemed to take to remove the foundation paper on those blocks—and I'm pretty sure I would have, had there been more than four squares to deal with.
At any rate, the momentum continued through the rest of the week, and I got the backing for the paper pieced project made and started quilting it on the weekend. My Juki sewing machine came through nicely (no bobbin winding issues). Come back Friday for pictures of the finished project!
|A peek at the back of the paper-pieced Easter Table Topper.|
Aren't those kids cute? The wheels are turning as to what I'm going to make, and I'm sure I'll settle on a plan soon enough. We have a couple months to get these quilts finished and mailed in, which is good because I need to finish some other PhDs (Projects Half Done), in the meantime!