Monday, September 10, 2012

Homespunnin'

What a wonderful weekend...Saturday was a bit unsettled weather wise but still nice...Sunday was fantastic!

So, I went into the Homespun Basket.
Nope, that's not a store (that I know of), it's an overflowing basket in my sewing room with my collection of Homespun fabrics in it.

I stitched up these 4 blocks and have another 5 ready to stitch.
Today I will decide on two things - sashing fabric and should I do a simple 2 over 2 design or make it larger and do 3 over 3?
Oh, such hard decisions!
(right now my keyboard is driving me nuts...I think it needs a new battery)

I love my homespun fabric, I have a lot of it and need to use it up!
If you like homespun but find it difficult to stitch on the machine here are a couple of tips that I find work for me:
* Use a new size 70 SHARP needle
*always use a leader scrap
*press gently with a dry iron or finger press until the block is together

I also did some hand stitching this weekend.

This is from a  kit I purchased at  the ELIQG show in June from Pinwheels.
I don't think they have it on their website but you could call them.
I still have a lot of stitching to do on this but the Valdani thread is making it an easy go.

Now I am sure you know it is National Sewing Month!
Check out the official website for more info 
AND GET OUT YOUR MACHINE AND SEW!

Happy Stitching!
Colleen

1 comment:

judyquilts said...

Like your homespun block. Is that one of those stitch and slash patterns?