Do you like my take on homespun stitching???
Here are the two together...
December 2 I officially started my honey's quilt that will be called THE MAN quilt for now :) He hasn't named it yet! lol And I don't care if it doesn't have a name as long as he names it before it is done...
This quilt started from a pattern I was gonna follow... but is ending with my own designs... I have 2 types of blocks...
You see patterns are always tricky for me... I never understand what they are telling me but if they have lots of pics or vids... I do fine ... so when I made the John Deere square in a square too big for the pattern I had to decide if I wanted to continue on or just make it my own design... I made it my own after consulting the reciever.. my honey :)
All of this quilt is being sewn with Fiona!
here :) I recently acquired her and yesterday with LOTs of help from my honey... we turned this wrinkley puckery seam
I simply changed the foot that was on her... rethreaded top and bottom... and read the manual to make further adjustments :) My honey helped me soooo much because he really wants this quilt sewn together on THIS machine we found and resurrected together :)
This is the layout I have planned for this quilt...
I have learned how to make a square in a square... using tips I learned from Bonnie Hunter I did opposite sides on these then ironed then the two remaining opposite sides then ironed... much easier this way... and chain pieced them turning them out really fast... all 16 cut and assembled yesterday! Whoop :)
I have learned how to make mitered corners.. thinking this was not possible for me and it is really very easy ... I watched a couple youtube vids as that is my preferred way to learn but they moved too fast... so I stepped back to one of my fave blogs for tutes and found THIS! A great tute showing the way to sew the seam... how to measure for it... easy peasy... but time consuming as it is very accurate sewing to make it happen... and lots of ironing on these blocks too... so take THAT into consideration.
I am making 16 of each block... I only need 15 and have potentially set aside one of each that didn't turn out well... one I will surprise my honey and make a pillow from... the other is gonna be a wall hanging for his memory wall in the Garage :) Yipee for extras with a purpose!!!
thanks for reading this rather long post! Hope you leave a comment.. I will respond :)
Have a wonderful rest of your week... as for me.. I will be listening to the gently hum of Fiona :)
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