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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Reading the Instructions

You know, it always helps to read the instructions.  I read about how to put the Quaker Bag together.  Now I know some things to be careful of.  Certain motifs should be stitched in the same color.  After all the stitching is done, the interfacing is put on.  I may be wild and crazy and put it on as I get each piece stitched.  I know the danger here is losing the piece once it is cut away.  Sometimes I like to live on the edge.

So here is Pocket One so far.

I found out in my reading that there are five pockets.

After I get Pocket One stitched, I'm going to put it together.  That will give me some motivation to keep going.  I am actually getting used to the over one stuff and it doesn't seem so bad.

And now for something totally different.  The Baby Quilt has been started!

I made every mistake known to man on this first piece.  I cut the wrong direction, I sewed the wrong side, I sewed the other wrong side, etc. So I thought I should try a second block and see if it went faster when I did it correctly.  It did!

I'm thinking I need about twelve blocks.  I am varying the fabric for the sails.  I'm wondering about switching the water and the sky fabrics.  I don't have very much of either one. Maybe I can get more on the internet.  I'll figure out about the sashing later.

I went walking at the Y.  Talking with another walker makes the times go way faster.


  1. Your stitching is looking so beautiful and the picket going to be super sweet.
    Big hugs x

  2. A great project.
    The quilt squares look good.