Saturday, August 20, 2022

Aug Friday Night Sew In

I didn't get much done for FNSI this month. I seemed to spend most of my time cutting out fabric. I've been having a problem with my block sizes drifting lower. I'm not sure if it's because I'm still getting used to my new sewing machine, or if my paper templates have gotten smaller. In either case, I've printed out new templates, and when possible, I started making my HSTs oversize, and then I'm cutting them down to the correct size. (I'd forgotten how time-consuming that is.)

Anyway, during FNSI, I got four more of the Flowers for Nana Girl blocks finished.

I had forgotten I let a friend raid my blue batik scraps so I didn't have much left. I'll have to make another blue block after she finishes her project and returns some of them to me.

I'm planning to continue sewing this weekend on my other RSC projects. I'm trying to catch up on most of the blocks I missed during May and June.

Thanks to Wendy for hosting Friday Night Sew In.


8 comments:

  1. It could be the needle position on your new machine, making your blocks smaller. I have to move my needle a few points to the right to get a true quarter inch, even when I select the quarter inch stitch setting. It's surprising how much difference it can make. Also, pop your ruler over your foundation paper, sometimes printers think they know best. Your pinwheel blocks look lovely.

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    1. Now that I've realized the problem, I've been paying close attention to my needle position and I think it's better now. The next batch of blocks is better.

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  2. Your blocks are lovely. I agree with Lou.

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  3. Your flower blocks look great - cant go wrong with batiks! xx

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    1. Thank you. I'm quite pleased with how this project is turning out.

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  4. Your blocks look so pretty! I'm hoping to have a post on RSC this week. Finally got a little orange sewn up. Still lagging behind on purple! Ha! Hope you got that seam allowance figured out or the printing to scale. Amazing how the least little thing can throw things wonky! It was nice sewing/cutting with you this month!

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