I came down with a cold in the middle of the night but I still managed to be productive today – even if it meant a tissue stuck in the sleeve of my sweatshirt all day! The weather here is awful – cold, rainy and gray. I was supposed to be sewing at my sister’s house but several of our friends were going to be there and I didn’t want to drag my nasty germs over and infect others. Truth be told, I really didn’t want to get out of my sloppy sweats, either!
I have spent the entire day in the studio. I have 8 bags cut and pieced. I cut all the fusible interfacing so that is next. I find that if I do them in sort of an assembly line fashion they go faster. The worst part is constantly changing thread color. I try to group fabrics by color so there isn’t quite as much of that.
My big accomplishment is this
I didn’t have anywhere to hang it it the studio so this is the best photo I could take. Here are some close ups of the quilting
Monofilament is not easy to use. However, if you use a top stitch needle, loosen your tension and don’t go too fast, it works out fine. I did not have any thread breaks from start to finish. I finally think I know how to use this thread! I have also been practicing a lot of the stitches that Leah Day demonstrates in her tutorials and I find that my free motion quilting is improving every time I quilt.
Hope your day was productive and you were warm and dry wherever you are!