My quilting class was cancelled yesterday because of all the snow. Very disappointing. But it gives me a chance to press open all my seams, which I think might just take forever.
I’ve been a busy quilting bee. First cutting out 200+ pieces. I think the cutting is the most difficult part. Even with my new awesome work space it is so hard to get the mat, rotary cutter and fabric to work in harmony. Then I chain pieced the quilt together. We learned that technique in class. Why don’t I know of these things?! Such a time saver. Here’s a definition I found online… "Chain-Piecing is a technique that is commonly used to speed up the process of machine piecing. Chain-piecing is feeding pairs of fabric pieces through the sewing machine, one right after another, without stopping to cut the threads, creating a chain of sewn pieces. The pieces are cut apart once the chain is finished." Like I said, super handy. But I did have some trouble with my seams coming open a bit at the edge because there was no backstitching to anchor them in place. Maybe I did it wrong. See this is why I need class! Darn snow.
Now that I finished this top I want to start on a bazillion baby quilts. But since my fabric budget is bust, and my month of softies deadline is looming. It’s kitty town for me.