I made a resolution last week to focus on only one project, my Easy Street Quilt, which is mostly going well in that I have the A and B blocks done and am working on the setting triangles, but I did get a little bored so I had to throw in some leaders and enders to help break it up.
My daughter wanted to help one day, so I let her pick out fabrics for January’s Sugar Block Club (SBC). Didn’t she do well? Ok, so my sewing wasn’t so good, because it’s spinning the opposite way from the pattern, but I decided that’s okay. Go here to see the other fabulous blocks in the flickr group.
I also made up February’s block for the Sugar Block Club. I tried to be very meticulous with each unit, but some still ended up a bit small.
I have put together a quick tutorial on how I match up points.
First, place a pin vertically through the two units. Then, keeping it vertical, pin on either side, in a section of the unit with minimum bulk. I then added pins on either end of the stitching line, making sure the units were square to one another. If I have a lot of bulk on critical points to match, I will hand baste — it doesn’t take long to add a few stitches, and it is really effective in keeping the pieces in place.
And the other part of the title of this post? My new Nikon D5300 DSLR camera. Wow. Why would anyone ever need to learn how to take photos in manual when it takes such awesome photos in Auto? It even has Wifi–yes, I can send photos to my tablet or smartphone, then upload them to the internet.
I *adore* this shot of my daughter (the photographer-taking-a-photo-of-herself shot).
Linking up to Let’s Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation. See you at the linky parties!