Sunday, April 6, 2008

April Fool's Giveaway - Last Chance for Entry

Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter my drawing for the Abe Lincoln fabric. I will accept entries until midnight tonight. I will pull a name tomorrow and post the winner on my blog.

I was fortunate enough to piece several Civil War blocks this weekend. Will put some pictures up soon.

Saturday was sewing day at the firehouse. Spent most of the day working on a triple Irish chain in 30's fabrics. I started this quilt several years ago and put it down. In February I decide it would be my sewing day project at the firehouse until it is complete. Of the 49 blocks required, I have completed 24 -- these were the easiest of the two types of blocks. The remaining 25 blocks might take a bit longer as I am going to unsew the 3 I completed on Saturday as I am not happy with them. Basic block construction is seven 2-inch strips of fabric sewed together and then cut into 2-inch strips -- you do not use the same fabric in a strip twice so the quilt is very scrappy. You then sew 7 of these 2-inch strip sets into the block -- I was a bit lazy on Saturday and did not press after piecing each strip together but rather waited until the block was done -- well I am not happy with the way they turned out so I will undo them and resew them the correct way -- pressing after each strip is added -- oh well lesson learned. In the end, short cuts don't save time.

No comments: