Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Rainbow QAYG: the Reboot
Well, since January really kicked my butt, I'm going to make the most out of February! I've already made a giant list of everything I want to do, but I'm going to pare it down to just the things I want to complete this month. And since my eyes are usually bigger than my sewing box, I'm going to try to be realistic and only have a couple things on my "Must Finish" list.
This is one of the first things I want to get done. It's the Rainbow Quilt-as-you-Go quilt I "finished" a while ago. I'd sewn it together and sewed the top to the backing when I realized that it was quite lumpy. All my blocks were slightly warped (which might still work itself out in the wash) so they bubbled in the centers. I was so frustrated at that all that work hadn't turned out perfect, that I just rolled it in a ball and stashed it in the corner of the sewing area.
After some grumping about it, I realized that doing some hand quilting in the centers would attach them better to the backing so there'd be less lump. So I grabbed my collection of Perle Cotton and got to work.
With all these little decorative stitches, it's turning out to be one of my favorite projects. I know I'm going to love cuddling under it and tracing all those stitches.
And this guy is loving sitting next to me while I stitch. He gets to pull the needle as it comes up from the bottom. A very serious job!
Linking up with Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday and Lee for WIP Wednesday!