Wednesday, February 20, 2013

One Flower Wednesday x2

We have had a very sick household here. 3 trips to the doctor and 2 emergency room trips has made a dent in my schedule and life in general. If there is an upside to this, I have gotten a lot of hand sewing done waiting for all of these appointments. Here are my 2 flowers (one from last week and one from this week).

I have previously posted the work on the Red Hot Garden Quilt and I am putting on the border now. I have noticed a flaw in my technique that isn't horrible, but I think it is worth keeping an eye on. When I sew my hexagons together, I whip stitch and pick up 2 or 3 threads on each hexagon.When sewing the side that goes with the grain of the fabric, I noticed that I was seeing gaps in my hexagons. I looked at it and when sewing with the grain, I was picking up the same threads and I was making a hole kind of like a snag. I tried to take some pictures, but they wouldn't show up. I learned that when you sew the hexies together, always pick up threads in different rows so you don't snag the fabric. 

I love looking at the One Flower Wednesday pictures. They are very inspirational and lovely to see the progress. A big thank you to Karen for running the program even though her flowers are done. I can't wait to see the flowers for this week.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

One Flower Wednesday and Red Hot Garden Update

I started going through my sewing room purging more of my old fabric stash. I have some knit fabric that I haven't used in over 5 years and I don't plan on using them in the future, so I am giving it to a few friends that are in the process of learning to use a serger. Goes to good use and I have room to put the treadmill in my big well lit sewing room. 

After I finish my Wednesday flower, I have been working on putting my Red Hot Garden flowers together. I have all the flowers in rows and am putting the rows together. Here is an updated picture of the garden coming together.

 So now to the business of the week, here is my One Flower Wednesday Flower.
At the rate I am going. It is going to be 9 years until I have all my flowers done. That doesn't include sewing the flowers into a top. I am pretty sure this qualifies for the status of life long project.



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