The past two weeks have been busy, but I haven’t done a lot of sewing. First, I got new cupboards for the studio, and then I sorted everything I have. It is the first time in many years that I have seen everything in one place. This will make it easier to use my stash, since it is not stashed so securely. I love how it looks now!
I don’t like hanging sleeves. I know sometimes this is a necessity, especially for shows, but I just don’t like putting them on. Once they’re on, I don’t mind them, it’s just the process of putting them on. I don’t know why.
Spring is firmly here, and summer is coming fast, so I needed something new for my table. I had a bunch of fat quarters in these bright colours, so I decided to make placemats.
A spiral is a fun all-over design that is done with a walking foot, but there is no need to limit yourself to a circle. Any simple shape can be “spiralized”. Once your quilt sandwich is basted, you are ready to go.
To begin, choose a simple shape. I have chosen a rectangle. Don’t try complex shapes with curves and points (like hearts or flowers) as a first project. Draw the shape with a marking pen or chalk marker. I am tracing my pin container to get a rectangle.