Wednesday, October 14, 2015

No lazy days....

Been to my old home town Innsbruck last weekend to visit friends and to attend the "Free motion quilting with your sewing machine" course with my guild "Quiltirol". 
Barbara, our tutor did a fantastic job, we all gave our best but one thing was sure: it takes time and a lot of patience to handle your sewing machine. That´s a fact. At least it is for me. And it is also a fact that if you don´t take the time to get to know your sewing machine it becomes very, very difficult to get the results you want.

And: practice, practice, practice. Practice quilting and it will get better. I do hope so. Otherwise I will go back to hand-quilting. 

I´ve been busy too with sewing a pillow (I had a lot of fun doing that) and two more blocks for the Christmas Tree Quilt-Along with Sandra and Aylin. Again, one mistake gave me the advantage of something else. So, making mistakes isn´t always bad, sometimes it serves another purpose very well. See for yourself!

I wanted to do the Chevron pattern for a long time and making a pillow is the perfect thing to try out a pattern (size-wise). I cut up a XXL-sized jeans shirt and cut many, many squares (as it turned out too many). 

I also had this cute fabric with "Vespas" (I would love to ride one, even at my age, really). And for a girl of 13 years it seemed the perfect fabric to me.

Making HST´s

and back

Block 3 and 4 - my mistake was not to realize that block 3 should have been size 15" and block 4 size 9" - so when I realized my mistake (I did block 3 in size 9") I simply switched sizes and I´m happy with the result.

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