This is the second quilt I've made, but the first one was just big T-shirt squares, and that was about 3 years ago. This one's a little bit more complicated. It's called Bricks and Cobblestones. One I cut everything out (haven't sewn anything yet) it looks like this:
Now, sewing can be (heck, it is) the toughest part of any sewing project I do. (I like to sew stuff.) The sewing machine is a 1970's model (maybe 60's) that my Grandma had (dad's mom). Over the years I have learned most of its quirks, but it's still really touchy. Making bobbins is pretty simple usually, but on this machine it took me four trys. It also has a nasty habit of looking like everything's fine on the top of the fabric, while underneath it's a rat's nest. BUT, don't get me wrong, I love it, and I'm glad to have a sewing machine. The quirks make it special.
I started sewing the pieces together, and it's been going fine. I wanted to start the next step, and I encountered a small hitch in my giddyyap.
Those two pieces are supposed to go together.
I can't figure out what to do next! I am following the directions to a T. Hmmmm.
Well, I will keep you posted. And, if you read all the way thru that rambling, I think you are pretty stellar!