Friday, January 04, 2013

A Little Change. . .

...makes a big difference in the way I am now working. I don't know why I didn't think of this when my knee was bad, preventing me from standing at my ironing table for long. Now that my knee is fixed, and I am back to piecing, I have added an ironing spot right on my sewing table! Wow, what a neat thing to have at my fingertips. The scraps/strips are cut and sewn and pressed all while sitting and I am going along lickety-split. Of course it would be nicer if the space were on the right side of the machine, being right handed, but this seems to be working, so no complaints.
The scrap piles are arranged in front of me by color and I am able to extract what I need easily enough without walking around. This means I am getting no exercise, but the dawgs wanting in and out are helping on that front.
There is no plan afoot for this quilt other than this painting from Pinterest. I am using it to remind me to look for balance, repetition and contrast. Also small, medium and large elements.

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  1. I love your colourful work.
    Sometimes it needs time to find the right way of working!
    Happy new year from Hamburg

  2. I too can sit to iron if I want. I do get up to cut though so that keeps me moving. I love your colors!

  3. Hi - I found your blog today, somehow through Etsy. Are the directions for the Drawstring Scarf from 06/22/2011, available?



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  5. I love the colour combo-
    all those variations on lime green.
    I like to have my iron right there to press as I go.
    I set the ironing board up on my left,
    at the same level as the sewing table, like a return in an office desk.
    I just swing around my office/sewing chair to press the latest piece,
    and then back to the machine.

  6. cant wait to see how it progresses, just found your blog, ali

  7. Melody, thought you'd love this pug clip!


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