we learn every day ^^

No matter how young or old we are, we learn every day ^^  And I’ve been learning lots lately. Mainly what NOT to do when it comes to machine patchworking lol.  Avis is walking me through my first machine project . . . and after exchanging loads of emails, and buying some cutting tools, I was ready to start work. As usual, life got in the way (meaning school holidays with family underfoot) so it wasn’t until this week that I was able to start sewing.  I had cut out all my squares thus

squares

and knew roughly what I was doing since it all sounded SO simple hihi. Assemble 3 squares together in a row . . . repeat two more times . . . and then assemble 3 rows of 3 to make a 9 block. Easy peasy (I thought).  But *****????***** I ended up with

arrrggghhhh 1completely out of sink . . . “Avis!!!! Help!!!!”

Thanks to Avis I learned that I hadn’t been pressing my seams the right way. Or should I say, the “correct” way lol.  Anyway . . . we live and learn, that’s why God invented the seam ripper 🙂

This is going to be slow going I’m afraid, so don’t expect to see a finished quilt top in the next few weeks . . . however I have managed to assemble two blocks (more or less lined up)

2 blocksNot perfect, but they’ll do. Now need to find time to make another 10 blocks . . . before I can tackle the next stage.

I’ve also been learning on a more “studious” level . . . busy reading through my beginners Psychology books and completed my first assignment – yay!  16.5/20 so quite pleased with that. Plenty of room for improvement but hey, that’s the whole point of studying ^^

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