Sew-a-long

Sew Ottawa! Sew-a-Long Week 7

Week 7! How are we at week 7 already!? Block 9 is the last block of February! Wasn’t Tanias block from week 6 so gorgeous!

Have you started thinking about actually quilting your quilt yet?!? So exciting! We are going to be going live from Huntley Quilting Studio to show how Long Arm Quilting works. Once we get the date and time solidified we will let you know and you can either watch live or come to the studio and join us!

This weeks giveaway was your choice of one of two awesome #sewottawa mugs generously donated by Tania and a little rainbow mug rug to keep your desk or sewing space clean of crumbs and coffee/tea spillage. The winner was Krystal Girvan! Congratulations Krystal!!!

27973340_10160260742045529_2887631464720714022_nI will be doing a tutorial this weekend on mug rugs – it’s a great way to practice different quilting techniques while not investing in a huge quilt.

This week our prize is this sweet little charm/mini charm pack from Moda Bake Shop. Here is a great place to start on fun projects that include charm packs and mini charms.IMG_2536.jpg

I had been working on a blog post to give you a detailed description of how to square up your blocks to make sure everything is lined up perfectly. I realized that one of my absolute favourite quilters already had an amazing tutorial and there was no way I was going to be able to top it, so if you are struggling with your points lining up or getting your blocks properly squared up then I highly recommend heading over to Diary of a Quilter and taking a look at her squaring up method.

A few of you mentioned seam ripping this week so I thought I could share my favourite  little tip about seam ripping (I am a pro at it, believe me!) If you have to remove some stitches, use a seam ripper to undo every 3rd or 4th stitch on the bobbin-thread side of the patches. Then pull the top-thread side and the seam will magically unzip!

Now, onto the block! We are just doing one block this week but will be going back up to two blocks next week, we just wanted to give everyone some time to catch up.

I don’t have a name for the block this week but I think she’s really pretty! Lots of point matching so you’ll get lots of practice and make sure you do lots of pressing!

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I am sorry for the wrinkled look of this block. Mr3 ran off with it so it’s looking a little disheveled for its photo!  IMG_2533

Thank you all so much for sharing all your beautiful blocks with us every week. We are having so much fun hosting this SAL and seeing all the blocks you wonderful ladies create!

Have a wonderful week!

Much love,

C