Have sewing machine and trailer, will travel.
Each time I pack for vacation sewing I learn a little bit more about myself and how to pack. In times past, I haven’t brought enough projects (I get bored easily). This year I brought way too many and I wish I had taken a picture. I had more sewing projects than clothes.
I did forget my cone stand for my thread. So I improvised:
A good use for a dull pair of scissors,duck tape, a cup and you have a make-shift cone stand.
Part one, 25 four patch units of medium/dark’s:
That wasn’t so bad. The next set however, I thought would never end.
It required sewing 112 sets of four patches that were a light/dark combination, like this:
Light’s and dark’s not kitty-corner to each other.
And this one, where my seams did not match up well at all:
Step one finished!
Next on the agenda was a small quick (but annoying) craft project for a craft sale I am participating in at work in a few weeks.
The idea and pattern (though I changed it up a bit) can be found at the “Made by Me and Shared with You” blog over here.
I do not like make multiples of items. I know this about myself. Yet I continue to do it. It is funny that I can sew 548 2 1/2 inch squares to each other into units of 4, over and over again and enjoy the process, but this I find annoying. Makes no sense.
Once I finished the “to do” items on my list, I dallied in my other projects until I settled on sewing my selvage edges into strips that I cut into blocks and triangles.
This bag was stuffed and overflowing when I started:
I now have 87 trimmed squares and 157 untrimmed triangles. I really had no idea where I was headed with this, but as I continued to sew an idea formed. Hopefully the thought in my head translate well into fabric. My daughters 4 boys are asking for new quilts….
This trip, in case I had any doubt, I learned I do not like making small crafts. I also learned that having clear plans helps. Space is limited and planning, (unless on paper which I did do). Simple projects with minimal prep work.
Next up, the other fun thing to do on vacation – fabric shop.
Enjoy the Journey,