Monday, March 5, 2012
One of the best modifications I've made to my sewing room over the past few years is to make this workwall larger and put it directly across the room from my sewing machine -- every time I look up from the machine, there it is!! And because I'm always looking at it, I find that solutions and decisions come much faster as I work through a quilt -- that's good! The faster the decisions come, the more I get done.
Instead of giving away fabric that has become "ugly" during it's long residence in my stash, I set those aside for potential backings. 4 or 5 half yard cuts quickly become a lap robe backing when I stitch them together -- not wide enough? Add a piece to the right edge of the first one, the left edge of the second one, etc so that when the pieces are sewn together, those seams are staggered from side to side.
Time to head back up to that tumbling blocks -- it's half way to being a finished quilt top!!