Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dream On

Having a new sewing machine has not come without its trials and tribulations (although I am not complaining!).  I feel like I am learning to sew all over again.  Of course I do have the advantage of knowing just what a 1/4 inch seam is supposed to look like and that seams lie flat, not wrinkly and bunched up.  Right?


Spending time reading the Manual has come in very handy.  Eventually.

I have decided to jump into the deep end with my new sewing machine, and have started another quilt project.  I have cut into a Dream On Layer Cake.  I am intrigued to see just how far I can stretch one layer cake.


I have cut up the entire layer cake.  Each 10 inch square has been cut into nine 3 inch squares, and then paired with a white square.


I have sewn the Dream On squares (alternating with a white Kona Cotton square) together into rows.   Hopefully the rows will sew together without too much difficulty.  There are many seams to match!

20 comments:

  1. i am in LOVE with that fabric, and really hoping santa will bring me some. can't wait to see what you're doing with it!

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  2. I really am at the beginning of my quilting journey so I know how you're feeling. Beautiful fabric, I look forward to seeing the finish quilt!!

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  3. Can't wait to see how this turns out. I love the fabric. Love & blessings from NC!

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  4. Ah - I am so glad that you are doing this. I want to do this for a brother's quilt but have not done it yet (waiting for the GO! cutter now). Now I just have to wait how big it will be. Thank you .

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  5. so you've done all that work, now when you come to sew the rows together - if you have some seams which don't quite match, what do you do?

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  6. Oh, this is looking so pretty. Your work is so inspiring!!! I am going to head to your tutorial now on how to put the quilt together... One of my blog readers recommended your tutorial. :) Thanks for the help!
    emily xo

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  7. Those strips are looking beautiful - it looks like you might have the sewing machine under control. Can't wait to see this quilt!

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  8. I love those colours. Looking good. Pop over to my blog and enter my yummy giveaway.

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  9. Beautiful (as always). I spent hours in my local fabric store trying to find a white fabric that doesn't looks translucent and papery, but to no avail. Must try to find the Kona brand as it seems so thick and sturdy.

    If you have any interest, there's only a few hours left on my giveaway (the draw is tonight) for handmade cards. It's at Brits n' Bobs.

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  10. This is going to be so beautiful Rita. Congratulations and commiserations on your new machine, they can take some getting used to can't they? xo

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  11. Love your bright fabric/white fabric contrasts. So fresh and cheerful. Going to the Fabric Shack today for a little field trip/retail therapy. I live about 20 minutes away - need anything while I'm there?

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  12. gorgeous...i have to get some of this fabric! have fun with your new machine!!!

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  13. oooh, can't wait to see how it turns out! I'm so into the white sashings these days - just can't get enough of the white.

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  14. Love the contrast, I bought an apple green to work with but of course its a shade or two off...sigh, back to the store with the charm in hand this time, that would have helped! I have bought a pile of this fabric and I'm thinking I need more!

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  15. Your post here might have just swayed me from thinking about a new machine. I can't do everything I want with it, but I know how everything works!

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  16. oh, I got a new machine (Janome 6600) about 6 months or so ago and it has changed my sewing life! I love it and all I want to do is sew (not dance, tee hee)! I've done more sewing in these 6 months than I have in the last 5 years!
    Love your blog and the new quilt is looking wonderful! looking forward to seeing it whole!

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  17. I Love that New Fabric it is Really Popping Colour...Looking forward to seeing this one come together ...
    cheers

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