This month my do. Good Stitches circle is sewing cool-colored courthouse step blocks.
Is it possible to get kicked out of a charity bee for bad blocks?
I struggled a little with finding enough greens in my stash that would be very different in value. I kept discovering fabric I wanted to use, but I felt like they were too middle-of-the-road to be helpful in this block. The steps disappear if you don’t have enough difference in the lightness and darkness of the fabric.
Then under the hood (or on the back)… they’re… well… I may have had some trouble with my seams when I switched from my machine to my mom’s. I won’t get back to my machine till this trip is over, and I just got fed up with my struggles and pressed on to the finish.
I know Berninas are supposed to be great, but I’m convinced my mom’s machine gives me the evil eye when my back is turned. Maybe when it’s not turned, too.
I finally tossed the foot with the 1/4″ guide aside and refused my mom’s suggestion to put her other quarter foot on. I felt like part of my problem might have been how the fabric moved over the feed dogs – or didn’t move over them. I used a wider foot and moved my needle till I found a good 1/4.” The problem seemed to be solved, but I neglected to see just how far back my issues went till it felt much too late to unpick and start over at the beginning.
I’ll sit on these for a few days. They’re not due till the end of the month, and maybe I’ll have better luck with blue or purple. Green hasn’t been easy…
But I sure do like them from the front!
Linking with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.