Sunday, September 23, 2018

Play day -

After a little prep work - :))

I figured it might be easier to "match" the pieces if they had straight edges - LOL -

And if they were the same width -

Length wouldn't matter - I'd just go with the flow -

So I trimmed some batting pieces -

And started at the bottom LEFT corner where the "new" fold should be -

Smoothed it out and thread basted it with white thread until I ran out of strip - you can see the raspberry square with the yellow pin in the top right corner of the photo - that's the end of the row - and I'm about 5-1/2 patches short -

So I grabbed another piece and pinned it in place at the end temporarily while I messed with the "splice" -

I made a small clip where the two met -

Made sure to slip my cutting mat under the batting piece that I wanted to cut - between the batting and the quilt top - didn't want to accidentally cut the top - double checked that the mat extended past the batting at both the top and the bottom -

Then cut the batting -

Not bad for a first try -

But now that I've posted this and seen the photos - I'm going to try a different method tomorrow - might even be easier - ;))

So - one row down -

I probably could speed up the process somewhat -

But I was taking my time and enjoying the slow and easy pace -

I'm in no particular hurry -

And it was a whole lot more FUN than doing chores - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Even more chores -

Took up most of the day again today -

Which is what I get for putting them off for so long -

While I was playing with my RED Squirrel and Interweave Quilts and the backing for my Floral Applique -

So it's my own fault - ;))

Stuff like dishes, laundry and trash always get done -

But I can procrastinate on doing business/paperwork and computer stuff for only so long before they hit "critical mass" and HAVE to be done -

And those chores always seem to take longer than they should - ;))

Before dinner - I made time to play with my monster -

Just a little -

Just enough to have a couple of photos to post - LOL - ;))

I said that I know where the "new fold" is going to be -

So I laid out a skinny partial batting strip along one end -

And then a larger partial batting strip along the other end -

Needless to say - the larger batting strip is the better choice -

And will make the whole process go faster -

So I can get to the fun part of sewing the seams -

And turning it inside out - ;))

I should be able to put off the rest of my chores until Monday -

So tomorrow is definitely going to be PLAYTIME -

I want to see what this puppy looks like when I get it done - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


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