Travel back in time to the Modern Solids Quilt Along week 3. I finally finished the week 3 blocks before the week 5 blocks are posted! I am officially caught up, for now at least.
The first is called Center Aisle:
This was actually my first postage stamp block. I am currently working on a full-sized quilt that is entirely postage stamps but it is strip pieced. This is the first time I have actually sewn this many little squares. It lined up pretty well except for a few places.
The second block is called Biggest Fan:
This one came together really quickly. But follow the advice! Press without sliding the iron. This one got wonky in a hurry and I had to fix it quite a bit after the fact.
I’ve been trying to get into the sewing room as much as possible but have not had much free time. Only a few more busy months before I will have tons of time to devote to more creative sewing.
To keep me motivated I got some new thread:
I heard nothing but rave reviews about Aurifil 50 wt thread so I decided to give it a whirl. So far tonight I thought it was good but it did break twice on me. Lint was much less though, I think I’m just not used to the thinner thread. I like the thinner line it sews, it helped me with my scant 1/4 inch seam that I am still having some difficulty with on the new machine.