Monday, February 28, 2011
Single girl marches on
Week 3. Sewing the arcs. Fun.
Ok,ok,it's not that bad. Just, I hate pinning. And you really need to pin these mofos. I have a nail polish called Adios Mofo and I really should wear it while I'm working on these. I mean they're coming along and all, but... yeah, mofo.
Anyway I have one whole block done ( I just needed to see them all together) and almost all of the first quadrants done. If I can get off my butt I may actually finish them all before Gossip Girl. Maybe.
As you can see from the photo I had some major rippling in my block. Don't see it? Check this one out:
So I made up a template of what the arcs should look like. And realized that mine are way off. I tend to sew a scant ¼" which is fine when things are rotary cut since I cut tight. But with tracing the templates my pieces all ended up a little big and I should have been sewing a generous ¼". I ended up having to cut ¼" to ½" off each end of my arcs!! But at least the blocks lie flat now. And this solution was way faster than my original idea of going back and re-sewing each seam. That was a bad, bad idea.
Hopefully by Friday I'll have these all sewn up. Until then anyone have a suggestion for where to order perle cotton? That ships to Canada?