Amelia got right into helping me. She was the official pin remover while I was sewing. A very important job indeed!
Amazing what a few pins and some off cuts of felt can be turned into! Kept her amused for about 2 hours last night!!
Next step batting but I have to wait till payday... we kind of need some fruit and veges to fend off scurvey at the moment! 2 dodgy cucumbers, a pear that should have been eaten 3 days ago and half a dozen carrots aren't going to keep us healthy!
There are some things I will do differently on the next one which will hopefully give the next one a more professional finish.
- I would cut the nesxt lot of squares out with a rotary cutter - roll on Thursday this week and the Stitches and Craft Show!
- When I sew the numbers I would start with the inside of the 0,4,6 and 9. I think this will anchor them a little better.
- I will sew the finished number squares onto the backing fabric one and a time! I was so keen to have this ready for Amelia for when she woke up today that I sort of rushed it a bit and sewed them all in one big long row. The double numbers and the 6 are a little, shall we say, really bad! Or maybe I misread the instructions in the pattern? I won't be unpicking it, not the first one and not for Amelia. I am not one for following instructions so Blossom Creek will be a real test for this impatient soul!
I think that is all part of the journey, making discoveries and working out other ways to do things.
I am as keen as mustard now and have already used the scraps from this colour combo to place and pin the numbers for the next one. I think cousin Lucy in Paris will have one for her Christmas present and there could even be one as part of the major auction for the pre-school next year.