Hello there friends! How’s your sewing going this week? Any remarkable successes or
failures creative mistakes?
I’m in the middle of making my first ever quilt and it’s going ok at best. I’m documenting much of it on Instagram so if you hang out there then come and follow the fun
! After finishing my Vogue jacket
I thought this quilting malarkey would be a breeze – just lots of straight lines, right? Well, it seems that quilting has it’s own set of challenges that I’m quickly trying to comes to terms with. Much more on that later… (but any and all advice for reducing puckering is appreciated! So far I’m using a walking foot, stitching at a length of 3.5, have reduced tension of feed dogs, and am sewing the quilting lines in opposite directions – all things the interweb have told me would help but it’s still far from perfect).
For now, I just wanted to pop in to let you know about a great series that I’ve been invited to participate in for the Christmas season. Suz (Sewpony
) and Laura (Craftstorming
) have created a series that celebrates the clothes we make for our kids for the holidays. You can read all about it here
In short, each of these 24 bloggers will make and share something that their son(s)/daughter(s) will wear for the holiday season. There are some great bloggers participating (just click on any of the blogs above to go straight to their site) and it should be full of inspiration. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
I’m still tossing ideas around in my head but my project may (or may not 🙂 ) include any of the following:
- polka dots
I’m really loving Instagram these days so will probably post a few teasers of works in progress once I get going. You can follow the fun on Instagram by searching for #the12dayssewingseries.
That’s it for today – off to quilt some more lines…
Happy sewing and happy weekend to all!
Thanks for reading,
Oh, and keep that quilting advice coming – I plan on making three of these babies by Christmas so hopefully by the third I’ll have a bit of a clue as to what I’m doing! x