So I have to say I am soo mad at myself at the moment. I totally forgot to photograph my first attempt at quilting… Needless to say I am not impressed with myself. The first couple steps went very well, I was able to cut some nice strips and squares. I still can’t believe I just found out about the rotary cutter, SOO much easier to use trying to cut many pieces with scissors. All my lines were straight, and my corners right angles!
I do have to say I had one major mishap… I was chain piecing on my last strips and it wasn’t until I was ironing my seams that I realized that I had forgotten to place the right sides together. That’s what I get when I start trying to watch TV while sewing… Clearly I can’t handle distractions :S So needless to say, the seam-ripper came out, I undid each of the final rows and then re-stitched them together – properly this time!
As you can see, my end product isn’t all that bad, although some of the sides don’t quite seem to be long enough… I’m off by about 1/8″. I was trying to figure out why they weren’t quite right (I was using my 1/4″ piecing foot so I knew my seam size was right), and I realized it’s my iron. It’s such a crappy one that it really doesn’t flatten everything properly, so I’m losing some length because of it. Do you think it’ll affect me in the end? I’m hoping it’s a small enough error that I’ll be able to correct it when it’s time to attach all the blocks together. Fingers crossed!!!