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Sunday, February 22, 2009
1st Puzzle Piece
I've finished my 1st crazy quilt puzzle piece. Initially I found it challenging to work in such a small scale but, as I worked, funny how BIG that small scale became! I did find finishing it off a bit troublesome. The presser foot didn't like moving over beads as I finished off with a satin stitch around the edge. In a couple of places I had to take the presser foot off my machine to get the satin stitched edge. Since I couldn't "hoop up" the piece I had to hold the piece very tight as I freeform satin stitched. Not as smooth an edge as I'd like but, it all worked. I will keep this in mind on my next pieces.
If any of you have been thinking ahead regarding finishing off all your swapped pieces I found this fabric at one of our local quilt shops. This is a batik (I think a Bali batik). The shop only had it in this color but, I'm sure it comes in others. I'm thinking borders. Yea, I know, I have to figure out how borders will work with the "in" tabs and "out" tabs of the puzzle pieces---------------oh, maybe I'll make extra pieces that are straight on the sides, just like a real jigsaw puzzle-----EUREKA what a thought!!!!!!!
Ok, I'm back to stitching--oops, got to go defrost something for dinner if we're going to eat tonight.
My name is Janine Franc,
I live in Pennsylvania in the summer and Florida in the winter with my husband and our devilishly precious Havanese, Diablo.
I spent my working career in accounting starting out in public accounting and later as a controller for a manufacturer.
My interests include quilting, embroidery, beadwork, reading, cooking (I love experimenting with foreign dishes) and, working with stained glass (although it's been a while). I try to garden (not so good at it) and clean as little as I can get away with. And I'm trying to learn blogging, as you will see as you visit my blog.
I hope you find things that will spark your creativity as you visit my pages.