Monday, August 17, 2009

A Study In Straight Lines

I didn't mean for this to be a learning experience but that's the way it turned out. The design seemed very simple and easy. And it was, but any variance in seam lines was obvious. The seam ripper was not idle during construction. I find I learn something with every quilt. This quilt really emphasized the need for accurate 1/4" seams. I also learned I am not coordinated enough to use a knee lift for the presser foot - that got ugly. I'll practice that on a few scraps. Maybe on lots of scraps - I think it'll take a LOT of practice.

And a little purse.

I learned that I need to design the flap differently. But I really like the look of the one inch strips of fabric.


Anonymous said...

WOW Auntie, that quilt is awesome!

Karen said...

I've been wondering what you have been up to!Nice work!

Robin said...

I LOVE this! What a beautiful quilt. And the quilting looks great.

I'm with you though on the whole knee lift thing... I just can't seem to get the hang of it at all.

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt, the purse too. What a great idea!
Love Kathy