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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Saturday Sew-in day

We had a sew-in day sponsored bu the guild today. It started at 9 am and went to 4 pm. I didn't get there until about 9:20, and it took until about 10 to get all my stuff sorted out, and my brain semi-clear enough to begin handling sharp objects. It took me all of the rest of the day, with an hour taken for lunch, to get one more of the Meteor Shower blocks done. Of course, there might have been just a little bit of talking and visiting and checking out what other people were working on involved during that time.
 The picture is a little bit blurry, and the colours are a bit off, but you get the idea. One of the reasons it took so long to put this together was because I didn't have a big enough design space to be able to spead out and see what was going where. I decided that, when I got home, I would fix that.
Here's my solution. I found a piece of foam core board and covered it with a scrap of batting, using duct tape to hold the batting onto the board. And now I can put all the pieces up where they are supposed to be, and not have to keep rearranging them and checking them and re-laying them out in order to keep track of what I am doing. I only have 2 more of these large blocks to do, and this should make doing them go much easier, and much faster. My own portable small design wall.

3 comments:

  1. That's a great idea! I need to work up some kind of design board. The stars are so vivid and colorful!

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  2. I've enjoyed that quilt from the beginning. My guild also had a sew-in on Saturday. My design wall was the floor.

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  3. I've enjoyed that quilt from the beginning. My guild also had a sew-in on Saturday. My design wall was the floor.

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