Friday, 16 March 2012
Friday Night Progress
Lots got accomplished at my Friday night sew in. I finished the next block from Dancing with the Stars. Now I'm all set for April.
I finished the top for my March colour challenge. Unfortunately , I'm not really happy with the colour of the pieced border. I didn't have enough of the dark red, so I used the medium. It's come out much brighter than I expected. I'll finish the top, but I'm a bit disappointed with it. And I don't have enough of the red for binding, either. Maybe I'll drop by the shop tomorrow and see if they have any more. But I suspect this was from the skinny bolt sale, so I'm likely out of luck there.
Also, I got started on the quilting for my indigo quilt. The blue parts of the center star are now done. Maybe I'll get a bit more done tomorrow. I think I'm going to like the end result of the quilting I chose for this, but I'm not really enjoying the process. Straight line quilting on an eight pointed star means way too much spinning of the quilt under the machine.
All-in-all some reasonable progress for my first sew-in. I wish I was happier with the results, but at least there are results and now I can move onto something new in the quilt department. I have my next quilt designed and ready to cut into. Although I need to double check my fabric requirements, so that I don't end up in another mess like the red quilt above.