|It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.|
I decided I was going to be good and wash all my fabric for Rachel at Stitched in Color's Handstitched Class. As my luck would have it, my front load washing machine managed to dump all the water that was supposed to wash the fabric onto the floor.
LESSON LEARNED: Make sure no Shout Color Catchers (or anything else) find there way into the soap dispenser drawer! My husband took the machine apart and there was a Color Catcher blocking the pipe between the soap dispenser and the drum. I told y'all I was accident prone!
After everything got washed for real, I was able to begin The Flocked Tank ( the first project for Handstitched Class). I love this tank top and I am wearing it right now as I am typing this post! It is made from an Old Navy jersey stretch tank in Heather Charcoal & Clothworks Floral Folio Dark Orange Wavy Stripe.
I had the worst time getting my transfer marks to stick so I free-handed a few of the shapes. It was so much fun cutting up the tank to reveal the fabric! I have trouble keeping my stitches even, but I really enjoy the process of hand-stitching.
This is Block One for the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month. The block is named Laundry Days and it was designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. I was so excited when this came in the mail last Tuesday, can't wait to see the next one! Vintage Modern makes me smile.
I always hate it when the camera reveals some horrible mistake I did not see with my own eyes. When I looked at the picture I uploaded to the Fat Quarter Shop's Flickr Group, I noticed that the block didn't look square on the lower left side, and I was really irritated with myself because I had spent so much time on this block! Luckily it turned out to be a case of bad ironing instead of bad cutting!
Besides that, I have been working on WIPs, but none of them have changed substantially since the last time I photographed them!
Plum and June. Be sure to stop by there and enter the giveaway! AND don't forget to check out the following blogs on the hop!
Debbie from A Quilter's Table
Sarah from Silly Banana Sewing
Jennifer from Sewlandia
Nicole from Mama Love Quilts
Suzanne from SuzClaas
Mina from Kindaquilty
I am now going to hop off the computer to go trim some HSTs! Woo!