Saturday, June 13, 2009
Knitting in public day, work edition.
I did indeed knit in public today. I also informed people that it was world wide knitting in public day. They didn't believe me.
Other things I brought to work today?
I made a tote for the Sewing 201 class at JoAnn's. It's surprisingly roomy. I'm not done with this tote, however. I have embroidery plans for it.
Atop the tote, I've been working on this quilted fruit placemat for quilting 101 for the past two days.
Stitches in the ditches...
Making your own bias tape is almost a requirement for quilting. Bias tape is available pre-made, but it doesn't match your quilt and makes it look blah. Most often, you'll be stuck making your own if you want a quality quilt. Fortunately, it's not nearly as hard as you'd think.
Little stitches on the backside...and they all look just the same. Bias tape is secured to the back of your quilt edging with stitches done by hand to prevent showing through the front.
I think it's adorable.
I might just take a break from crafts this weekend before I start it all again next week. I think I've earned it? Jury's still out.