Saturday, November 12, 2016

NewBee - November - Gee's Bend

Mada's block is inspired by Gee's Bend quilts. It is 24 x 24 inches. We were given a starting block and a bag of scraps. The strip could be 1 - 3 inches wide, alternating dark and light. Every other stripe need a piecing. We need to use each fabric at least once.

This is my version for my Cascade quilt.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Jeans Prototype

This first pair of Jeans is interesting. It is McCalls 5142. There are a many alteration points and the instructions refer you to the designer's book on alternation. I found this some what difficult to follow.

Despite my basting an trying before I sewed the waist band is 3 inches too large. I think I might have sewed it on upside down. Also, I stopped and started these so many times my notes are messy. So I made more notes.

Safety pins on both sides and your shirt over the waistband they are wearable for Saturday chores.

There is more fabric for round 2.