I really hope you are all having fun
with the After Christmas Sew Along!
It's been so great to see all your projects on the flickr group
and read all the lovely posts of encouragement and praise!
I have to say that the friends I have met through blogging
are truely the sweetest people ever!
Well I've been really enjoying sewing with no deadlines!
I'm so excited that I finished my quilt top yesterday.
I just love this fabric (Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater)
I used a pattern from the book "Schnibbles Times Two".
(just found the book on clearance HERE
and also amazing prices on fabrics as well!!!)
I would have been done sooner,
but it turns out that my flying geese were a bit "fat" shall we say?
They were supposed to finish out at 2" by 3 1/2".
Mine were 2" by 3 3/4".
Being new to quilting, maybe someone can explain to me
what is the purpose is of a "scant" 1/4" seam.
Why not just stick to a regular 1/4"?????
My lovely quilting foot is 1/4"....not a scant 1/4"!!!!
A scant 1/4" sounds to me like you go just shy of a 1/4" seam.
Well that's what I did and my geese were a full 1/4" too wide.
I had to resew 104 seams!
I re-did them at a full 1/4" and they worked out fine after that.
I also finished 3 more little houses for my new neighborhood :)
Don't forget to hop over and add your projects
to the flickr group for week #1.
You have until tonight to enter your pictures.
The winner will be posted here tomorrow!
Good luck and happy sewing!!!