I told you I was taking a curves class with Rachel of Stitched in Color. Well, here are this weeks “basic curves” spoils. Each week there are 3 projects to choose from to practice the lessons. This was the second project, and since I have tons of flannel, and know of a little baby girl who is due (today!) soon, this was obviously the project for me.
I love the print on this first bib. I have no idea what it is, only that it was “especially for JoAnn fabrics”. The selvedge was cut off at just the “right” place. Boo. Anyway, I have been saving this one for I-don’t-know-what for I-don’t-know-how-long, and since it’s a food print, I think this was just the right application. Now, what to do with the rest of the yard….
On the second bib I decided to add the optional bias tape trim, but decided to lay it out differently than demonstrated in the class’s tutorial. Mostly because I was being a wimp and not wanting to deal with crossing the strips.
Once again, this is an almost instant gratification project. I seem to be doing an awful lot of that type of project lately. I spent a total of about 30 minutes working on these 2 bibs. I suppose it does help that I’ve been sewing garments for ages, so I have sewn this kind of curve before. But it was a good warm up and besides, I don’t think I’ve sewn curves of any sort on my new machine yet, and it does take some amount of muscle memory to keep a curved seam even.
So great and interesting first week of class. If you want to see some of the other participant’s work, check out the Stitched in Color photo pool on Flickr. I’m really looking forward to next week. I’ve already chosen the project from the 3 we will be looking at.
And Baby W, these bibs and your new quilt should be on their way this afternoon!