Are you on Instagram?
I’ve been posting some of my projects there as I sew, and I grabbed a few shots to share here today.
I finally opened my Curves Class ebook that I purchased many months ago from Rachel at Stitched in Color. I had such fears of sewing curves, so I’ve been putting it off. The key was just to try – the rest of these blue waves just fell into place.
I’m a big fan of right-angled improv, and I found two little pieces of music-themed fabric in my stash to include in the second block.
For my do. Good Stitches blocks in April, Allison at Savage Pink asked for Wildly Liberated Stars. This felt like the quilting equivalent of trying to sing off-key on purpose. When it comes to real singing, I happen to sing off-key quite well, but I had to try very hard to get the degree of wonkiness in the stars that would make them truly wild. I think this level of craziness will make a lot of sense in a big group.
Finally, I whipped up an infinity scarf. I started with a yard of Cotton and Steel’s Mystery Meal Lawn in light gray from Sarah Watts’ Tokoyo Train Ride line. I cut it in half and sewed the two pieces together end to end, creating a long strip 18″ by 88″ (or two WOF). Then I sewed the long sides together to create a tube but left the ends a little loose (in the picture on the left). I turned it right side out, sewed the ends together, topstitched the tiny bit on the sides that was open, and I called it done. The topstitching will just go behind my neck when I wear it, and it was the fastest way I’ve found to make one of these scarves.
Anne on Instagram posted a fun video showing off hers, and I feel like we need to start an infinity scarf video campaign – #showyourscarf or something… I haven’t posted mine yet, but a video is coming!
Finally, the winner of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway is Robyn from Hoops and Thimbles.
There were so many great tips and tricks. The Bottom Line thread seemed to be popular, and lots of you like to use glue and insist on purchasing epp papers. I got some good laughs from those of you who feel EPP is too fiddly and “almost pointless” (Jeifner, your honesty rocks!). Whatever you like to sew, I hope you get to sew some today – and everyday!