My big task is pulling out some quilting I did at retreat. I just didn't like the quilting. It's only the work on one block (16 x16). So it goes...
Don't be sad... It's a good thing. That means the next time it will be better! Waaay better!
Bad quilting happens. See? I told you so!
I use the seam ripper by Famore. You know the one that looks like a surgical scalpel? Love it! It's my best friend. When I'm pulling stitches, I like how the pointy end slips right under the thread without chopping the heck outta the fabric. Combine that with a good pair of tweezers and you're ripping quickly.
"My Grim Ripper" Tee hee!
We've spent lots of time together. If I were stuck on a desert island with only a few sewing supplies, this would be a must. Yes, I'm that passionate about it! Glad I just purchased a box of 100 replacement blades. (even bigger grin) I bought the blades off Amazon. Just regular surgical blades -- the ones I bought from the sewing store (brand H) have a clipped point. Boo! I like my point sharp that way I can really slide the blade into my stitches.
Go ahead, biggify it to see the cute flower. I just love that!
On a side note, I did get a project done this week. Started making a purse on Tuesday at the Ben Franklin day and finished it Wednesday. It's for our guild's purse/bag challenge. I used a pattern by A Quilter's Dream entitled Carmel and cut it wonky. I've already made two other bags from this pattern. I love it. Then I took some scraps and ran it through my sizzix die cut machine with a flower die and fastened it to the purse with a cute button. This was using the last of my Kaffe Fassett fabric from my Kaffe-a-palooza stash. I quilted it using Aurifil variegated thread. I did loop-de-loops and then stitched down some seams using a cute decorative stitch from my machine.
My other two "Carmel" bags and the pattern it came from. This pattern company is famous for their six fat quarter designs. While I used small cuts of regular fabric, for the Kaffe version, it was easy to translate. And best of all, each time you make it it turns out really, really cool!