Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Dear Jane - One, Two Buckle My Shoe (A-2)
This little block turned out so darned cute and it's lucky it did because it took me a long time to sew it together. I decided to time how long it would take for me to sew it together in a relaxed manner and it took me just over 2.5 hours. Now that does include the little bit of extra time it took me to unsew and fix the section that I had added incorrectly...grrr. All is well that ends well and I think it ended perfectly!
Before I could get to sewing it I needed to do my prep work. I had already traced the pattern for this block onto freezer paper so my block template was ready for cutting and ironing onto my fabric pieces. Once I did that I just traced around each piece with my mechanical pencil and then cut them all out making sure to leave enough fabric around the pieces for my seam allowance.
I did manage to get it all sorted out and I set it on the table in the correct order for sewing and hoped no-one would come along and mess it all up.
I can see that this project is going to take me quite a long time to complete. I hope to make at least one block per week. The block coming up for next week is a little bit scary for me because it requires applique and that is something totally new for me!