Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Try, Try Again

A quick post to bring you up to speed... I worked on my little luna moth this week. The first version gave me major problems... I sewed it shut all the way around, leaving an opening at the top of the lower wings. Everything was fine until I tried to pull the wing tips through... I twisted and turned, I coaxed and cajoled (and cussed), I did everything but turn handsprings but finally I gave up and admitted defeat. It wasn't meant to be...
Broken moth :0(

Back to the drawing board! This time, I sewed it together all the way around EXCEPT at the wing tips... then I turned it right side out and whipstitched the wing tips closed from the right side...
Lower wings Click to embiggen...
That worked a bit better, even if it didn't come out quite so even. I think it should work as a good basis for embroidery, though...
Basic moth done

After I managed that, I treated myself to finishing Block 6 of the Midsummer quilt.
Block 6 - seams done
The next block is the lower left corner block... I'm turning the corner!! WooHoo!

6 comments:

Rian said...

You can sew all the way around and then cut a slit in the back fabric for turning. Saves that whip-stitched part. Which I can NOT do well. Necessity is the mother of invention.

Debra Spincic said...

Why do you need that underneath fabric anyway? You could just do hand applique and eliminate the bulk.

Are you joining the TIF Challenge webring?

McIrish Annie said...

sometimes what we think will work in our head, doesn't translate in fabric! I've done that many times. I admire your determination! keep at it! you'll find a way that works.

Charlene said...

Beautiful stitching!

Susan said...

I like the way the moth is coming along. I know you will make it even more beautiful with stitching. The midnight block is so interesting with the varied stitch sizes and the reflections. Very pretty block.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Yes, I agree that the moth will be transformed by your embroidery of it...
Your stitching is so beautiful. This quilt is going to look moonlit! How cool is that!!!?!!