Friday, May 21, 2010

This week's sewing review

I had so much fun with the giveaway this week, but reading all those comments and entering in giveaways myself really took it out of me. And I've got some sort of cold to boot! Needless to say, I didn't get much sewing done this week.

I managed to make a nametag for our quilt guild meeting last night that I was actually rushing to get done Wednesday night. I needn't have stressed though because I was the only one who remembered the assignment for the month.

I used some Make Life scraps and opted to hand stitch my name. I'm not really pleased with the way it turned out and will probably redo it for next month. There wasn't enough contrast between the black thread and the blue fabric. I ended up writing my name on the back with a Sharpie just so my name would at least be visible somewhere.

The rest of my sewing time this week was used on verifying my instructions and diagrams for making a square in square block. My sisters, nieces, and a cousin are getting together tomorrow so I can teach them how to make a quilt. I thought it would be a piece of cake because I'm a technical writer by profession, but it was a little tricky to make sure I had all my measurements right and included every step (even the little things you don't think about when you're a step above beginner).

I'll make sure to post about our family quilting bee day. But for now, I'm off to get rid of these annoying highlights I got done a few months back. Wish me luck that my hair will return to its natural dark brown color...

1 comment:

sy said...

that's the prettiest nametag i've ever seen


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