I had started a rag rug awhile back; worked on it for a day or two once the loom was warped, and then put it and the pile of fabrics that I picked up at the mission store away for awhile, as there was so much going on at the time. I brought it back out the other day and decided to tear just enough strips to fit into a small basket, and try to get a row or two done each morning, at the very least.
( You think you are getting somewhere until you tighten all the rows and then it seems as if very little was done after all :)
The cat chased the coral colored strips as I tore them, but she really loves the green. The green is soft brushed cotton of some sort…tabbed curtains. She does appreciate fine fabric…
When I got back to quilting on this couch quilt, I realized that I hadn’t got very far. I pretty much stopped over the hot summer days. I worked on 2 or 3 blocks over the last week. I had done a little bit of machine quilting a month or so ago ( outlining a few blocks ) but went back to hand quilting. Five more to go. I have children’s hand prints and various motifs quilted in the white blocks. Working on one of them here… In the end it will be 98% hand quilted but I am tired of it and just want it off my plate :) I have so many other things I’d like to work on :) I can’t wait to just hand it off to my son as a gift… The latest one that I am quilting has a feather motif. Meanwhile after doing a few more rows, using the last round of fabric strips, it was time to turn the loom over. From the various tutorials I had read or viewed, it is best to do so at intervals to keep the tension smooth. I hope this thing doesn’t fall apart from something I have done wrong in the end ; that would be my luck…. But if it did, would I make another one and do it better ? Yes because that’s the way I roll. If I gave up at the first imperfect sewing / fabric project I wouldn’t have gotten where I am today, which is Sewing Preschool 101, lol :)
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