Friday, September 23, 2011

Still going

Another couple of days, and the next part of the star is pieced.  I still have some arranging to do, to get the light -> dark flow a bit smoother.  But progress continues to be made.

I am making a lot of use of my digital camera, and the photo editting feature on my computer.  I haven't decided if I think that's cheating or not, but it is certainly making it easier to tell if the shading is really correct.  There's been a lot of back and forth, up and down stairs between the computer and the sewing room this week.  It would be nice if the camera had a black & white option in the special features, but apparently it doesn't.

In between playing with little tiny squares, I've managed to baste one of my quilts.  But I realized that my sewing table is too close to the design wall to quilt it safely.  I'll end up with all the bits on the floor if I try, so I need to get the star moved along to the next stage before I start quilting.

2 comments:

  1. I don't think it's cheating, at all. I think we should make full use of the tools we have. It is guaranteed that if our great grandmothers had a sewing machine to use, they would have used it, rather than sew everything by hand. Well, most of them would.

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  2. Nothing is 'cheating' if it makes it easier for you. Better to see it now then when it's all sewn together.....!!!!!

    I think it is looking pretty good and yes, I agree! No quilting till the star is moved!!! I had that happen to me, all my blocks were arranged how I wanted them and my DD ran into my 'wall' and they went all over the floor!!! I never did get it 'right' again, but it's finished now, so live and learn. Lock my sewing room door when I am not in there!!! ;-)

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