at the time was that they are making a full sized throw and top stitching one of those intimidates me. We live in extremely limited space and in fact my sewing/craft area is a wee corner of our bedroom on top of a butchers block on castors. I would LOVE to have an entire, spacious, brightly naturally light studio devoted to my work (my sweet loving greedy green eyes are looking at you Happy Zombie! www.thehappyzombie.com/blog/?p=206 Is that not just wonderful?) but when your living in “one of the most expensive cities in the world” (I am quoting my mother-in-law who saw this on the evening news) you have to find ways to utilize every inch of space. Sooooooo, ok that is a needlessly long and rambling explanation as to why I decided to divide all the fabric measurements in the instructions in half. My logic was that if the instructions told me to cut the fabric 4”/4” I would instead cut it 2”/2” and end up with a block of the month wall hanging. Should work right? So each month you get to make two blocks and I decided to try out two different colour schemes:
I have no idea how this happened – TWICE!
The differences in size are huge, so much so that cutting the largest block down to fit the smallest would be very noticeable. Also, what was I going to do if this happened to future blocks? I realized I had to buckle down and learn how to topstitch. So I took the blocks and did just that.
I do need more practice, but it is actually so simple I’m still smacking myself in the head for not taking it on sooner. I watched several videos on YouTube (what did we do before the internet again?!) The most important thing I will say about it is make sure you have the right pressure foot and a machine that will drop down your feed dog.
So I’ll post my progress on the Craftsy block of the month club as I work my way to my first real sized quilt – fingers crossed!