So I'm a bit under the weather, got a serious cold and I'm being a baby about it. At first I thought it was going to be a sinus infection, but now it seems to be headed for the lungs. Good excuse not to exercise, but I am still sitting in the sun a little. You always think that the cold northern weather makes you sick, but I get just as many colds and flu down here in Florida. Luckily as a pharmacist I have a stash of good OTCs, so I am dosing myself up liberally. Enough whining.
I signed up for an on-line class with a website called Craftsy. Have you seen it yet?? The class is to make a quilt block a month, so I thought it would help me learn to quilt. I hate "live classes" - can't explain it, but it's true - so maybe this will work for me.
Made a trip to Joanne's and a few quilt shops last week, and bought my supplies. Then finally decided to buy my fabric from Etsy. I bought Amy Butler's Soul Blossom collection - I love love love her designs.
I moved the laptop off the desk, added the sewing machine, added a table for cutting and ironing - voila - a quilting area with a view.
Also left my iron on the ironing mat too long and put a little scorch on the pad - oops - clearly I don't iron very often, right?
It was called the asterisk block, and it turned out pretty good. Not quite even, but for a first try, I can live with it.
Second block - not so great. Once it was done, it was smaller than the needed 12.5 " square.
So I thought I must have measured the initial block wrong, so I made it again, making sure the base block started out at 12" as instructed. FPS. It is still too small. I am putting it aside for now - I am too annoyed to follow up on what when wrong.
Might need to consult the teacher or read the forum. I can't be the only fool with this problem. It is a pretty block tho!
And last but not least, my Etsy shop, Mermaid Knitting, is going great. I love working with such a lovely yarn, and knitters seem to like the mini-skeins. Look what the mailman brought me to today...
A box of Koigu - 19 colors - soon to be mini-skeins. Guess who will be winding yarn for the next few days??