31 days of finishes (#7)
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Well, it has been one week of finishes! On a personal note, I am also doing these postings as a sort of challenge to myself to be consistently posting. I realized one day how many things that were finished which I could share on this blog. Another challenge I have been working on is finishing. I discovered through blogs that there were other options for finishing besides just framing. I also discovered a lot more about cross-stitch and embroidery in general, which I will share about at another time.
To improve my finishing skills, I decided that I would definitely need to learn to use a sewing machine. I had little experience with this. To begin, I purchased several charms packs of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and began to sew them together in order to gain practice with sewing a straight line, measuring, and pinning. This quilt is one of the practice pieces. I brought it to a quilt shop to be quilted and to have the binding placed. On the train quilt I wrote about the other day, I was able to do these portions, so I am pleased with my progress. I took a sewing class where we learned to make a slip cover for a pillow form, so that is where the pillows came from.
I hope that everyone can see the quilt. I must have taken this photo half a dozen times with this kitty trying to pull a "photo bomb". :) ~Jaime