It was hard trying to find fabric for this star. I had a plan in mind, but as the saying goes, “Man plans, and God laughs.” I had planned to go with a mainly orange theme for this one, but realized…I have no orange fabric, even in the scraps that I have acquired.
In spite of the lack of orange fabric. I think I did better than I could have. I was able to pull the rest of the red from the previous week’s square, and at least come up with a common thread to bind the two squares together.
During this week, I also received the quarter inch piecing foot with guide that I bought online, and tried to use it, without much success. I really didn’t think that using a foot with a guide would be difficult, but apparently, there is a learning curve for me.
This was the first square that I did that really required me to actively think and put the pieces together, and even then, I used my loyal seam ripper, Jack, quite a few times. Eventually though, I was able to finally say I was able to successfully piece this square together, and it is pretty much, sort of, the size it is supposed to be.
- using a new foot, a new method of piecing, though it seems like it should be easier, can provide more frustration: practice on a piece that won’t cause headaches already in its design.
- The center of this star is very bulky, perhaps I need to look into pressing my seams open instead of all to one side, even if they are opposite directions.
- Never sew when you are irritated or frustrated, it will end up showing in the piece itself. Put it down and walk away….slowly.
Have you ever had a tool that you thought would make your life so much easier, but instead, seems to just make it more difficult as you adjust to using it?