I’ve been making a lot of fiddly small blocks lately for a couple of different Sewalongs, and I’m thinking it might be about time to get a straight stitch plate for the Juki. I use a boatload of starch and always use leaders to keep from getting little pieces sucked in, but a straight stitch plate might be just the thing to make it a little easier.
These are some of the fiddly blocks for the Fat Quarter Patchwork Sewalong benefitting Make-a-Wish. They still need a bit of trimming and pressing, but I was done with them last night and not going to fuss with them any further. I understand that there’s big version of the blocks on the Out of the Blue blog and I wonder how much mixing and matching might work. Big blocks would be less fiddly. The FB group that goes along with this Sewalong seems like a nice enough group. I guess I’m just a bit tired of Facebook lately. How do you develop a sense of community in Sewalongs or groups? I’d love to see a Craft Night Call that we could arrange to dial into and talk one night a week. I think it would be fun to get to know some of the other quilters better. Let me know if something like that appeals to you. It would have to be verbal only because I sew in my pj’s which aren’t necessary something everyone else wants to see on an older lady!
I just decided to buy the Supernova kit and Pattern from our very own Designs by Sarah J. Those are bigger blocks, so I’m hoping for a wonderful, happy sewing adventure. Anyone want to sew along with me? I think it will be loads of fun.
And there’s my reading for tonight! I’m putting together a list of fabrics I want to use in quilts from Vanessa Goertzen’s Charm School book. Some of them look not only easy, but downright fun. I’m feeling a bit fried from the shenanigans where I work lately, and I’m just not keeping up. I have enough fiddly stuff going on. Let’s quilt something together and talk in a channel or call and relax a bit together. Send me a message, 2017NewQuiltBloggers. I think it would be fun.