Brenda, a friend of mine, and I have signed up for a class that is machine embroidery project in Humble at It’s A Stitch. The class is Friday and Saturday and should look like a Christmas red work quilt called “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. I was really looking forward to this class until I got the “prep” list – oh my word, there is a ton of work. It has taken me all day to get it ready and I’m still not finished.
First I had to pull my fabric (I get to pull from my RED stash) I need 5 different ones. Even though this is a Christmas project, I think any of my reds will work and I have a great piece of red for the border, which is a Christmas fabric. I think it will work out very nicely!
This requires 6 yards of white on white snowflake fabric, all washed, dried, starched, ironed and I had to apply Shape Flex woven cotton interfacing by Pellon. I have never used it before. I guess it helps to stabilize my fabric when I hoop my piece; it is a lot larger than the rolls I normally used, and more durable. After I starched and ironed my fabric I had to carefully apply it to the back of the fabric. Can you say “very time consuming”?
I had to cut one 30-inch square for the center and 2 27-inch squares and then cut those on the diagonal, once for the corner sections. They had to be prepped with the backing too! They need to be marked with a water soluble pen for cross hairs and making sure what we sew on there is straight.
One good side note, since I’ve had so much prep work that means I should have an almost completed project upon finishing my class. At least that is what I’m hoping for! ☺ I also can make ahead of time the inner border and make up 33 flying geese units, which I hope to do Wednesday!
Life is good! I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads, love and hugs.