...how to sew!
|Twisted Pinwheel Table Runner - using the 5" Twisted Pinwheel Template / Moda's Verna Charm Pack and a chocolate brown border.|
(sorry for the blurred picture!)
I have not touched my sewing machine since Feb. 6th and I figured it was time to become reacquainted. We had a few disagreements in regards to tension, but after I tore her apart, cleaned, and re-threaded her, we got along just fine :)
After unloading and setting up at a local sit-and-sew establishment, it took me about 4 1/2 hours to complete this little top. I probably could have stayed and at least sandwiched and quilted it, but I had had my fill of sewing for the day. To continue would have led to mistakes, ripping, and frustration - better to stop while happy :) Maybe it will get finished once school is out???
I haven't completely decided if I like the twisted pinwheel effect. It's a lot of work to sew all your squares together and then re-cut and resew to get the finished result. I really liked the look of just the squares sewn together, but as they became the pinwheels, the colors and design of these fabrics disappeared. It's definitely a pattern that needs more contrast between fabrics - something to play with another day!
Well, thank's for stopping, take care, come again, and have a HAPPY EASTER! - Elizabeth