Blogs should be like Tamagotchi, if you ignore them the ‘parent’ should receive updates that Your blog feels ignored! and You haven’t fed your blog in X days! Thing is: I haven’t posted lately because I haven’t finished anything. My goal for the last two months was to use up my stash of denims/chambray/etc. I started a string pieced quilt but put that aside before piecing the completed blocks together. My initial idea is too damn big of a quilt, I don’t want to fight that thing through my machine. I also found on my previous attempts to quilt with the garment fabrics that they’re harder to work with than quilting cottons. My solution to that (thanks to the advice of Jen) was interfacing. I set those blocks aside (I’ve started back on them tonight) and, since I was still in the mood to make blocks, I started on a design I saw online and liked: a scrappy herringbone quilt. I added improv to the mix and got to work.
The interfacing helps the fabric from wiggling around but you also lose the ability to ease the fabric to help nest seams. I love it and will use it again (I have lots more House of Denim fabric).
I’m not looking forward to pin basting this, the interfacing makes the quilt THICK.