I totally ignored the fact that I had a ton of reading to do for tonight's class, and sat down to sew something. Anything. Sometimes I spin my wheels - picking out a pattern, trying to find just the right fabric, cleaning up the sewing room - so much so that I never get anything made. I can't take that first step! So last night I pulled out my scrap bin and just starting putting stuff together. I made a few small nine-patch pieces for closet and drawer sachets, and then started playing around with wonky pieces, and some log cabin piecing. Because everything seemed to be working so well, I tried my hand at a quilted card. Hey, what fun! The only problem is that sometimes my machine wants to skip a stitch or two. Anyone know what that's all about? Shannon, Betsy?
Here is the pink piece that I tried to make off-kilter. My sense of symmetry kept wanting to make everything straight and neat, so I just kept cutting the edges crooked. It's a start.
Here's the little card I made. This was so much fun, and so easy! I started thinking (always a mistake) that you could embellish these with just about anything!
Below is a sampling of what I worked on. Little bits of this and that. My goal was to not use any fabric that wasn't in the scrap bag. They'd probably be more aesthetically pleasing if I had, but this is what you get.
I've been looking at making the Fiber Trends felted clogs, but if I make them for a gift, how do I know what size to knit them? Anyone have any experience with them?