|Some points are matching but most of them don't... But I still love my first try at |
Postage Stamp blocks and think it will make a great scrappy pillow matching this one.
And today doesn't seem to be a great day for sewing either. I just think this day is a bit of a blaaahh day. I sneaked in to my crafty corner to get some sewing done. I really wanted to try out the great Postage Stamp tutorial over at Red Pepper Quilts... But I guess I didn't focus very well, making a couple of mistakes like these:
1. Don't use the same fabric in all your strip blocks! Later when you have to piece the cut strips (now a row of teeny squares in a row) you instantly face the problem of having the same fabric squares ending up next to each other in to many places... And you are stuck with re-arranging your strips until you can figure out a good mix, taking forever...
2. Follow the instructions about pressing the seam allowance in the SAME direction at ALL times! If you are skipping this part, like I did - trying to wing it - you end up with pressed seems in the same direction. Not so neat. Clumsy and hard to match the corners is the consequence if nothing else.
Now, this is a practice run. This will become yet another scrappy pillow for my sofa so I don't really mind. Another day I will give the Postage Stamp technique another go. But for now my crafty corner is shut down. I think I will bake a cake or something. Maybe lay a puzzle. Watch a movie with the kids. And maybe, but just maybe, go outside for 5 minutes. Tomorrow is another day. A work day... And then I will get back to walking again. Looking forward to that. :D