I was planning to post a picture of the squares once I’d sewn them into their rows, but I got carried away and now I’ve ended up sewing five rows together! No one ever told me that it will give me chronic back ache though! Although I do sit very hunched over at the sewing machine, so that’s probably my own fault. And I’ve taken over the dining room table! It’s lucky we don’t use it much really – I don’t want tomato sauce stains on my fabric!
When the fabric first arrived I laid them all out on the living room floor into the pattern I wanted, then pinned each row together and labelled them 1, 2, 3 etc. and started to sew each square together. Then I ironed out the seams – I’ve seen two methods of doing this online; one woman ironed each seam in one row to the left, then the next row’s seams to the right, and another woman ironed each seam down the middle (so they were facing toward the fabric they came from) – and that’s the method I chose. That’s the point where I was planning to stop… clearly that didn’t happen. I ended up sewing two rows together, which is when I took the picture above, and THEN I was going to stop.
That didn’t happen either. I’ve literally had to pry myself away from the machine to post this! So, I’ve now ended up sewing five rows together, but not in the line order that I first planned – I’ve jiggled things about a bit. The picture doesn’t do it justice, but I think it looks pretty good.
You know when you’re planning a project in your head, then you actually do it and it looks nothing like you thought it would? Well I can happily say that this isn’t one of those moments for me – and I’ve had plenty! (whatever you do, don’t look at my scrapbook)
I’m off to give my back a rest… no promises that I won’t jump straight back on the machine.