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From Procrastination to Completion

Day 56 Friday September 23, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on September 24, 2011


Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 56 Friday September 23, 2011

Project Accomplishments: Today I began (about 10:00 in the morning) adding fabric diamonds to the paper-piecing patterns. I paid attention to directional fabric patterns as I progressed and got all the diamonds sewn to two of the large patterns. I found I had to take out some stitching and then properly align a few pieces. When I originally cut the fabric diamonds, I cut outside the marking line. I found that I needed to trim each piece for it to fit within the pattern outline. I don’t like the extra step, but I knew I might have to do trimming. The original cut allowed for thread/seam fold over thickness. Using the paper-piecing pattern changes that dynamic. I have about four more seams to stitch but they are looking quite accurate. Before I print more patterns, I will add some alignment lines, making it easier to place fabric.

Books:  Title: #9 — The Winding Ways Quilt–  Author: Jennifer Chaverini 2008 — # of Discs: 9 —  Listening Time: 10 hours 15 minutes

Book Comments:  I continued with disc 1, track 18 and ended with disc 5 track 18

Exercise: walked on treadmill for 20 minutes

Tools: I used a pressing stick after sewing each diamond seam. It replaces an iron and is similar to finger-pressing but it gives you a seam that has a sharper press. You can see one, which is slightly different from mine at http://www.shopfonsandporter.com/product/Pressing-Stick-Right/

Observations: 

Prayer: If you could see your way to making this a nice weekend instead of a rainy one, I would appreciate it. If you can, Do it for H.

Diversions: My day was primarily to work on the 11-point star project. I did take two short naps because I had what I call my 4:00 morning, when I awoke and decided to do some reading.

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