"The husband' refers to leisure drives in his 'boy-toy' car, as "getting SEAT time". Well, I've had some 'seat time' myself at the sewing machine this last week as I begin a new project.
Regular readers know I don't do much free-motion stitching. Though I greatly admire those who have mastered this technique, I'm not one of them. Okay, I'll admit the desire to have this skill but I guess just not enough to practice it enough to meet my (probably) unrealistic standards!
So, I work with the skills I do have. I'm creating about a half dozen patches with wild flower images, stitched with black thread onto stabilized white fabric. Instead of marking the motif directly onto the fabric, I prefer to stitch following pencil lines which are drawn onto tracing paper, and pinned to the fabric. This approach requires removal of the paper after sewing, but any oops moments of stitching that didn't exactly follow the line are eliminated when the paper is ripped away. So, no messy marks need to be removed from the fabric.
The pile of indigo fabric created this summer at our Fiber Junkies meetings has been calling me. It's my favorite color.....bar none......therefore I'm having a wonderful time developing a new wall quilt design.
Stay tuned for further updates as I stitch, rip paper, cut fabric, and stitch some more....