Saturday, July 6, 2013

Trying to sew

I am going on a quilt retreat in a couple of weeks so thought I had better dust off my machine and check it is running ok. As my sewing stuff is still in storage I don't have much to play with, but I thought I would get back into the rhythm with this cute baby quilt kit I bought at the quilt show.


So I cut it all out only to find that I needed to iron on stabiliser to the back of the minky fabric, which of course I don't have. Not sure what they mean by stabiliser...interfacing maybe?


So I packed that away and today after doing all the saturday chores i got out the only other fabric I have here, a gorgeous French General jelly roll. 
I decided to make this quilt.
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/11/awesome-lap-quilt.html

I started cutting away only to find that the measurements don't seem to add up! I can't seem to get the amount of pieces out of each strip that she says. I have read all the comments re mistakes and still can't get an answer. Will keep cutting and try to adapt. 

Very frustrating as I don't want to waste some of my precious French General!!

Hugs,

anita




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8 comments:

Cardygirl said...

I am still searching for stuff I packed away last August...it is frustrating, but I am gradually getting order back...hope you do too!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

have fun....

shez said...

how frustrating Anita and i can understand you not wanting to waste your french general fabric.xx

Susan said...

So frustrating, I hope you can work it out.....no one wants to waste FG. I'm sure a retreat will have the creativity flowing again.

Maree: said...

Not sure about the Interfacing either but the Baby Fabric is Cute...what a Shame about the JR Hope it works out for you...
Enjoy Your Retreat..just came back from one myself....

Janice said...

Here's hoping you can get the pattern sorted out. French General is too lovely to waste. You want your return to stitching to be a positive experience. I'm sure it will work out in the end.

DAWNIE said...

This is great to see you are doing a bit of stitching ania. Re stabiliser not aire what u are making, but wold think more like a bag lining, some iron on and some stitch in, similiar to interacing but stiffer.

creativedawn said...

Ooooo!!!! love French General! and yep, totally understand not wanting to mess that up! I look forward to seeing what you do with it!

hugz