Actual finished projects (hopefully)!
It’s been kind of a crafty week, in fact, but we’re entering into the tricky time of year when the works-in-progress are of the gift variety, thus inappropriate for broadcast. Still, by next week, I hope to at least finish the InStitches Sew Along project, seeing as how it’s for September/October, and October is starting to wind down.
Two months really did seem plenty long when the project was introduced. However, here’s what progress has been like so far:
Day 1: Decide on fabric somewhat. Become overwhelmed by the thought of creating the patchwork, then have the brilliant idea of how to cheat. [More on that later, like when I actually finish.]
Day 2: Begin cutting fabric
Day 3: Continue cutting fabric
Day 4: Realize that I left out some of the backing pieces, and return to the mat to cut still more fabric.
Day 5: Quilt, quilt, quilt. Become disgusted and disenchanted with the whole walking foot thing, seeing as how I still end up with a whole lot of distortion in the fabric. I do, however, really like the guide that you stick in the back of the foot to measure the distance between the lines. Good stuff.
At the end of Day 5, I realized that I didn’t have a zipper, and production stopped there. Soon, though–soon.
For those of you who haven’t started your bag yet, don’t be discouraged by these estimates. It’s not like they’re full days, and besides, I have a feeling that a more focused individual could’ve persevered a little more. I’m not going to beat myself up about it, though.