Every Little Thing Counts: Part 2

In the first post, I was talking about making little efforts even when you don’t feel like it and how every little action can yield noticeable achievements. Today, I want to talk about the little changes I have been making to my sewing routine.

When I started sewing again this year after the holidays, I noticed my favorite rotary cutter was faulty 🙁 I had left it opened the last time I used it and it obviously fell…I don’t know when or how but anyway, the blade doesn’t retract and I can’t cut with it anymore (I won’t make that mistake again!!!). I switched to my newer cutter which I recalled or so I thought that I only just changed the blade and I was so frustrated because cutting was such a struggle. In my head I couldn’t believe or even accept the fact that a dull blade was the source of my headache but alas I changed the blade and hmm it cuts like knife through butter 🙂 Continue reading “Every Little Thing Counts: Part 2”

The Quilting Process: Choosing Quality Fabrics

Hello there, Welcome back to the series. Apologies for the break in transmission, I was on some sort of “holiday”. If you are just joining the series you haven’t really missed much, see what we’ve talked about so far herehere and here,

Last post I was talking about my trip to the fabric store, what I love about it, the challenges and just a background chat on the importance of fabrics to the Quilting process. I mentioned we will be spending some time talking about fabrics and how important it is to make the right choice when choosing the fabrics for your Quilt. Continue reading “The Quilting Process: Choosing Quality Fabrics”

The Quilting Process: The fun bit!

OK, welcome back. Let’s do a quick recap of how far we’ve come on our journey…what you need to know before you start here √, Quiltspiration and how choosing your pattern or block is the starting point of the process here √ Alright then…you are up to date 😉 !

Earlier last week, I was feeling so crappy and cranky about things that had nothing to do with my quilting or so I thought, but somehow it was creeping into my quilting sessions and I was making mistakes all over the place.  I became literally bored to my bones with the customs I was working on…No, No, No, we can’t have that!!! 🙁 I needed to do something and I needed to do it fast. Continue reading “The Quilting Process: The fun bit!”

Experience or Laziness?

The other day I was working on a block and it must have been my state of mind at the time but I decided to try something different. I was working on a project with lots of corner triangles (can’t post that yet) and usually I’d mark and pin my square pieces before piecing, I mean perfection is all that important right or not ;).  Well this time I tried a tip I’ve seen in a few places and even tried a couple of times on my own for accurate 1/4″ seam. I reached for my draping tape…if you’ve ever seen an episode of Project Runway then you know the one I’m talking about? Continue reading “Experience or Laziness?”

The Quilting Process: Before you start

How has your week been so far? I am looking forward to the weekend already 🙂 I had a very productive weekend last week and I’ve been meaning to share but promise to tell you all about it later!.

Today, I continue with the Quilting Process series and I think it’s appropriate to start with the things you should know before you start quilting. While I was OK jumping right in and figuring out my way as I go, I definitely wish I knew most of these things then but I wouldn’t take anything away from my learning journey so far though 😉 Continue reading “The Quilting Process: Before you start”

The Quilting Process: An Overview

This is a very late post that should have gone out at the beginning of the week but it still made this week so great 😉

Welcome again…remember my post about an Average Nigerian not knowing what I mean when I say I Quilt and my commitment to get back to the basics to address this issue?(see that post here) this is an introduction to the series.

I’m sure there are thousands of quilt blogs/websites out there and I can guarantee you, there are that many perspectives to Quilting because let’s face it…everyone have their perspective, style, techniques whatever you want to call it. Continue reading “The Quilting Process: An Overview”