My big finish for this week is this:
A fun liitle bargello runner!
This is a Row by Row Experience kit from Lyons Quilting in Colorado, where my husband's brother and his family live. This little runner is destined for my sister-in-law, who wants it for a very specific place, I think.
|Almost too pretty to cut up!|
This is the very first time I've ever done bargello, believe it or not. It's such a common technique that I can't believe I haven't tried it before. I thought it was pretty easy, though I did have some trouble making such a large strip set.
I've made plenty of strip sets, but this was 13 strips, which got a little unwieldy. I found it better to alternate sewing directions with each new strip, and to press from the back instead of the front. This made everything a lot straighter and a lot flatter.
This was a very easy technique, and I'm planning to try it again, but with a bigger pieces. These little squares end up at 1 inch each, which is actually pretty small.
Everybody have a great Labor Day weekend. We are planning to relax and maybe explore some of our new surroundings, if it isn't too hot. There's nowhere for a grill or anything at the condo, so we're going to have to come up with some new traditions.
Happy sewing! Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finish it up Friday.