Another Sunday,Another creative moment.
My other concern is because these are pieced on a foundation they are going to be very thick once I sandwich the whole thing plus there are alot of seams which pretty much leaves FMQ'ing out (boooooo!) and I will have to rely on my walking foot (YAY!) to quilt these squares. Do I want to just quilt on my walking foot? Not particularly, I would love to work in some FMQ'ing. (Math... boooooo)
While I am allowing my brain to munch on this conundrum of what to do with the big square, I've done a couple of things, made a new pressing board which can be found in my last blog post: Re-Purposing Rocks! (Have a read, I need input! ;D)
One thing I immediately noticed when I first started using the pressing board was the fact that I had to constantly keep twisting and reaching to get to things like pins and scissors and I did not want my big hexie caddie to constantly migrate over to the pressing table. I didn't realize how big that thing is until I started using it on a smaller surface, the base measurement is 8" wide. Ummm... I think I made a mistake when printing out the pattern lol!
To prevent my caddie from traveling I decided to create a hanging caddie with just some basic slots for pens and scissors and a pin cushion.
I worked out the pattern based on strength since I like to use beads instead of stuffing or batting for filler.
I used some found scraps that I had for another project that I just never seem to get around too, I didn't have interfacing so I used some stabilizer and thin batt in the back for a bit of a stiffer body, you could definitely use something much more firm if you wanted a stiff back, I just prefer having a softer back. I feel there is less for the fabric to rub on so it won't wear out as quickly.
The crystal flower clip is a gem of a find, it's a curtain ring clip so it has a nice circular shape plus the teeth for traction, it cost me a whole buck at Dollarama. This thing works so much better than I had thought it would, when I hang the caddy on it the weight causes the clip to actually grip better. (YAY!)
That's all I've accomplished this weekend, I was hoping to have gotten further but gosh darn it life just keeps getting in the way of my sewing time!
Till next time :)
Passionately create something... (yes.. right now :P)
Note: Quick edit- I had written at the beginning 4 x 10" block sewn together, that is incorrect, it's 4 x 20" blocks sewn together. (4 x10" block = 1-20" block; 4 x 20" block = 1-40")