Sewing weekend at Bordertown
I had a fantastic fun long weekend away sewing with my Mum and two friends. I managed to start and finish piecing two miniature quilts/wall hangings, which I am thrilled about.
This pattern is called Sugar and Spice by Rhonda McCray and was published in the Special Winter 2013 issue of Quilt Mania and is 12" x 16". I need to applique the gingerbread men in a bowl (in wool) in the bottom right hand corner, hence the different layout of the log cabins. The logs are cut at 1" and the pattern would never have worked if Vicki hadn't pointed out that my quarter inch seam (I was whinging about it) was a tad too wide and I could rectify it by moving my needle position. SEW glad she told me that as it solved all my sewing problems and provided a huge "ohhh, duh!" moment!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.
PS also had a teeth grinding moment of terror, which Mum and Vicki rescued me from, when I managed to jam my needle down in the machine. Due to some long thread ends getting sucked down and caught up inside. At a later date I ran over these pins.
I plan to be much nicer to my machine in future, as this bent pin going into the inner working of my machine would have been very very ugly and expensive!