April at Sew to Speak sent a few goodies back with my little fox softie that I entered into her competition. Francine didn't win but I still got come cute fabric, a neat pattern and even some ribbon that I can put to use!
And I FINALLY got started on my Sea of Stars Quilt. I'm not sure where the Quilt Along is at but I do know that I'm way behind. This quilt is supposed to be a present and needs to be finished pretty quick! And why did I not realize how much difference pressing seams open can make?!?! My blocks look so much better now. You can tell that the one "light" block that I've done (top, right corner) does not have the seams pressed open and all of the others do. I also plan on using the quilt as you go method since I haven't gotten my vintage singer yet.
I had another chance to test a paper pieced pattern for Kristy at Quiet Play. As usual, the pattern is great (although I did goof it up a little. I swapped the two middle leg pieces, whoops!) Not sure what I'm going to make with it yet but I'll come up with something :)
And a few Triple Zip Pouches. For some reason I had a really hard time with the directions on this pattern. I'm pretty sure it was me and not the actual pattern...either way they turned out really cute! I'm still trying to figure out the correct sizes to cut the main exterior piece if it is a directional fabric. I tried on the little crab pouch and the seam is about 1/2 an inch toward the back. I have plans to make many, many more of these, especially since there is a Triple Zip Along starting soon!
I'm planning on attending my first meeting at the Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild tonight. Let's just hope my anxiety doesn't get the best of me. If almost feels like kindergarten again...will they like me?, will they think my sewing skills are sub par?, etc. Does anyone else suffer from terrible social anxiety? If so, how do you calm yourself?