Trying Something New

Let's just say that I have an even greater appreciation for quilters.  I am not a quilter, but I couldn't stand wasting the fabric bundles I found at a craft store last year.  It was what they labeled as an "ethnic" package for $4.  There were about 6 or 7 sets, but only 2 sets are what I consider "ethnic".  Anyways I put those two sets together to come up with this small top.

What I learned is this: 
  • Everyone who cuts fabric shouldn't.  Somebody didn't cut on the grain so I had to re-cut every.single.square.  It really made a difference because of all those different patterns.
  • Perfect seams matter.  They need to match up on the horizontal rows and vertical columns.
  • Seam rippers are handy tools, even though I despise them so.  Self explanatory.
You'll have to wait until I'm done to see what I'm making.  Don't worry; it won't be forever.  I was just so glad to touch fabric and my sewing machine tonight.  It felt like we had undergone a temporary separation.  Excuse me while I wipe my tears of joy!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Have fun sewing Libby! Sewing requires such precision and exactness that I struggle with it-I've cut against the grain before, lol!

  2. ROFL! I know the feeling of being away from your passion for a couple of days. Happy sewing!

  3. I knew you couldn't resist seeing all those patchy squares and not put something together yourself. :) I can't wait to see what you are making. Have fun!


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