This is month # 2 my GFG block of the month from Lappemakeriet.
I am in fact 3 weeks before schedule thanks to being bit by the hand sewing bug. I Absolutely Love sewing on the line, not English Paper Piecing.
I have found my sewing on the line rhythm, working and sort of rocking with both hands, so I don’t get any sore joints, and a callous is building on my right hand middle finger, pushing the needle with approx. 5 stitches (10 up and down) on through the fabric.
Someone mentioned Inklingo as an option last month when I showed the hexagon flowers. Inklingo is very clever, so I will use it for the light “setting flowers” later. I have not printed any on my printer yet, and some of these flower fabrics are very coarse, like very homespun.
I have had Inklingo demonstrated to me in Canada, and I do have 1,25” hexagon Inklingo file on my computer, so it will be tested out very soon.
I have done a quick test print earlier.
If you also are curious about Inklingo, you can find some free test files on the web site.
I have learned that the fabric for the setting flowers will come in a later packet, so I will still have some time to build up my confidence :-)
Well – I am surfing the wave, and is giving my other BOM from Lappemakeriet attention too :-)
I signed up for the stars 7 months ago, and have not touched the packets before lately.
There are 3 stars in each month packet.
Now to choose which packet to open next
The packets are all so pleasantly presented, and they all have more than enough fabric, which I also enjoy very much.
There are 8 star packets all in all – I will get the last one next month, and after that I will get a packet with sashing and border + one with batting and backing + quilting thread which is optional.
I am doing the whole song and dance!
I think I am ready to do some stars with red or pink in them now :-)
Tonight DH and I, who are both down with a cold / flu virus are taking it very slow, watching DVDs and having a glass of good red wine.
I need to get rid of this flu virus faster than you can spell sewing !!