Remember this little quilt? I can't tell you how long I've had it here, but it's been way too long. Is this a deja-vu moment or did I post about it recently? Anyway, our guild meeting was Thursday night, so I was determined to get it out of my house! It was a community service project pieced by someone else and I did the layering, quilting & binding with the provided fabric. All along I kept thinking to myself that I just didn't like the backing/binding fabric and after I got the binding on and started hand-stitching it down on the backside I knew why. I snipped a small piece and burned it, yep, polyester content! Ugh. Running that needle through by hand was a pure pain, and I tried several different needles. But it is DONE, and I
The first lesson with my friend was more of a time of chatting and catching up as her hubby was home too and learning where she is as far as her sewing skills/knowledge and what she was considering for a quilt. She'd like to begin with a crib-size, and had a black and white picture of a scrappy, very simple little number without any directions from a pamphlet from 1979. She also had a couple others picked out in more recent magazines and only slightly more complicated. She also likes the looks of the rag quilts. The only sewing she has done is a very small wall-hanging from a pre-printed patchwork design where she used a running stitch to highlight the 'squares' and to attach some Sunbonnet Sue pieces, with layers & binding. She's had no experience even with clothing, so it'll be all new, but she's eager to learn, and is a quick study I think. Next week, we will meet and look at some fabric. She has only a cutting mat, a rotary cutter, some pins, seam ripper & a sewing machine....still in the box.