Good Wednesday morning!
I’m going to begin this morning by letting you know that I use Aurifil 50 wt thread on my sewing machine, (seems I forgot to tell you that last week), my machine loves it, very little lint when I change bobbins. I’m currently using #2900 a shade of tan that works well with my color palette.
Sewing Machine needles is this weeks topic. I use Schmetz 70/10 Denim needles, have used them for probably 15 years. I change needles about every 5 to 6 bobbins. I used to wind 10 bobbins at a time, now I wind 5 or 6, as it is the perfect reminder to change the needle.
The exception is, I’ll change the needle after a marathon of using triangle paper for lots and lots of HST.
This weeks Moda Blockheads block is by our friend Lisa Bongean. There are a few more pieces in this block, so I proceeded slowly and carefully, made sure each unit was the correct size before sewing units together. I’ll confess that my 1st block measured at 6 5/8″ plus a couple of threads.
I made a second block with a different set of fabrics, it came out perfectly at 6 1/2″.
But, I liked my fabric choices on the first block much better . . . the next day, I made a third block and it also came out perfectly at 6 1/2″. I sort of have the rhythm of these small pieces now. Can’t wait until it is Lisa’s turn again!
This week I’m sharing a picture of the back of my block, to show you how I pressed. Some seams were pressed open, other seams were clipped so I could press to reduce the bulk. The front looks great, so it worked for me. Your pressing may vary.
Do not be in a hurry when making this block, you can do it, the result is this gorgeous block!