I have made some progress on my beach themed curvy strip piece. I know it looks like I'm adding a strip a day. In about an hour and a half this afternoon, this is my progress, about 2 1/2" worth. My ruler gives you the idea of the size.
I have learned a few things:
!. It is faster and easier to sew the strips on without pinning.
2. Using a fat 1/8" seam makes it easier.
3. Using my favourite beaded stiletto to guide the fabric makes the edges easier to match.
4. Since I'm sewing some strips that are very narrow, it would be better to iron away form the seams. I am sewing strips from forefront to background and pressing down. Next time, I would start with the background to avoid catching the seams in the really narrow pieces.
It is a fun, absorbing and messy process.
I'm happy with the piece so far, but my vision is limited. I must finish the strips and then see where it takes me.
I'm pretty relaxed today though, as hubby has gone off on another golf tournament. Supper will be left overs; no need to cook. Don't you love that?
I've been enjoying the birds around my yard and my deck although I think the hummingbirds have gone. The sweet little chickadees are my favorite! They have taken a liking to bathing in my deck top fountain.