Saturday, 11 October 2008

My Newest Sewing Skill

I had my Block of the Month quilt class this week and have again learned something new. Three days on and I'm well into my 'homework'. I'm really enjoying the handsewing parts of this quilt, despite my impatient nature that sees me choosing the sewing machine more often than not.

This month we've learned needleturn appliqué. This section of the quilt will be right in the centre and comprises four 12 inch blocks with the appliqué sewn across the top of it all. If any of you has a burning desire to see what needleturn is, I found a great little tutorial here.

The other thing I learned on Wednesday is how to use a bias binding maker gadget. I think that little $12 gem might just find its way into my sewing cabinet very soon! My rare flash of a bright idea was in storing my bias binding so that it didn't become an unraveled unpressed strip of fabric again. Ahhhh those wooden cotton reels I got at the end of last term from school are not just a treasure ~ they're useful to boot! The perfect way to store bias binding.

Now to go and find a picture of a pomegranate to see what colours they are so I can choose colours and continue with my sewing!


Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait to see your finished quilt. It sounds like it's going to be fabulous, and what a great learning experience.


Tracy said...

Me either Kate LOL. The classes finish in February or March (skipping January, obviously)so I'll have the top finished then.

It's VERY exciting to me!!!

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see pics when you finish it! It looks lovely so far! :)

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Your quilting continues to inspire ... I really can't wait to see what this looks like when you're done!


Tracy said...

Stay tuned Frances ~ I'll post a picture of my progress thus far tomorrow :)