Sometimes I just can’t sew a straight line. I didn’t realize how crooked my stitching had become until I was halfway through this section so I drew a line with an air soluble marker (purple). I’m not sure you can see the line in the middle of this section. If not, you can use your imagination.
New Applique Tool: This is Clover’s Fabric Folding Pen. I’ll talk more about this when I get back to my applique project. While it just had plain water in the pen, I used it to erase my trial purple marks to make sure they would come out with water in case they didn’t fade away on their own. When I resumed stitching on the line, I had a very irregular space–very tiny at each end and larger in the middle. I just sewed between the lines to fill up the space. This is what I mean by organic quilting. When things don’t quite work out, you fudge it and call it organic! Works for me.
Another handy tool is the sticky note. Use it as a guide when you don’t have a line or seam line to follow.
When I finished the two outside white sections, I ended up with a grid in the corner, which is what I had planned. Sometimes I do think ahead. Now I only have one section remaining.
I drew out some simple letters on graph paper, cut them out and traced around them with my chalk pencil. I also extended some the lines to help keep me on the straight which will be rather important if I want my relief letters to be legible. I’ll save wonky for another day. I may or may not finish this today. I was up for several hours with last night’s thunderstorm so it may be better if I start fresh tomorrow.
Here is my summertime lunch most days: my favorite yogurt and granola along with blueberries my sister-in-law sent back from Minnesota. And speaking of Minnesota blueberries, there are tiny wild blueberries in Holyoke (south of Duluth) which make the most excellent pie. I love pie (especially for breakfast) but seldom bake or have it in the house. DH has diabetes and if it’s there, we’ll both eat it.
So now I’ve decided that I’ll finish this quilt tomorrow, including the double binding, so come back and hit me. I’m going to run the dishwasher, do dishes and check on the crock pot pork which DH started this morning. Until then, have a wonderful day and be good to yourself. You deserve it!