Jan 21, 2013

Something New Sampler

IMG_0864.jpg by magscrafts
IMG_0864.jpg, a photo by magscrafts on Flickr.
I saw online that there was going to be a Something New Sampler Blog Hop. I thought it would be fun to sew along. When I looked at my fabric, I found this lovely stack of hand dyed fabrics that I bought from North Country Fabrics. (Karen, if you read this and give me a shout, I will add your link, I just could not find it!)

The first block is a new twist on the old bargello patterns. All of the blocks will be 7x14 inches finished sizes. I am really enjoying following along, and it helped me find some great quilter's blogs!

Edited to add a link to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.  Also, to ask any quilters that might read this- see how my white fabric is puckery?  Is that because it is too thin?  Would starching help do you think?

3 comments:

Marci Girl said...

Sometimes my fabric does that too, and I'm not 100% sure why, but being to thin could be the culprit. Or maybe a tension issue because the fabric is thinner? Lovely project!

Maggie said...

Since I am sewing right now to soothe my soul, I am just going to keep on keeping on and not be too fussy, but if I figure out the issue I can avoid it in the future.

Janine said...

Your block looks nice anyway. You might be able to press the puckers out. I don't know why they come but pinning might help if the thinner fabric is more slippery. You've reminded me I was going to join in this hop :)