This post contains affiliate links and ads for which I receive compensation.
by Gabrielle Hume
(Lapeer, Michigan, USA)
Not quite finished - Compass
I have sewn for more than 50 years; clothing - including a rain coat and a wool winter coat; sofa & papasan chair covers; costumes for kids, adults, and horses; organizer things; etc., etc. I also worked at a Ben Franklin store in my early 20s - shopping for fabric in Scranton, PA with the boss.
Fast forward to 2015. I decided to tackle sewing a quilt. I was unemployed at the time but had oodles of fabric. I had a cutting mat, rotary cutter, and 6.5 x 24" ruler. Into the project I purchased a 5.5 square ruler. I first saw the pattern from weddingdressblue.wordpress.com (2011/07/21)
I made MANY mistakes - sewing the pieces at the wrong angle was the biggest mistake.
I got this done in a relatively short period of time (less than a year) and used my feeder foot (?) to do stitch in the ditch. Some crooked-ness with the sashing, but I used a double layer of cotton batting, so it's a cozy quilt.
What I want to share is how I kept all the little pieces sorted and off the floor - I used plastic food containers. What's great about them is that they can be stacked - nested, and even lidded, which is wonderful when there are cats living in the house.
If you enjoyed this article and found it helpful, I'd love you to let me know by clicking this button - thank you!