My June ‘18 One Monthly Goal was another two-fold goal which helps me make progress on more than project at a time. Just this morning I finished the feature 15”x24” paper-pieced butterfly that I will use in the quilt I am making for my best friend’s birthday in October. The paper piecing went fine, but sewing the sections together is still the most stressful part for me. The best suggestion made to me by Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely to make it a little easier is to use a basting stitch to sew the sections together, so that if everything doesn’t line up to my liking, it’s not as hard to rip out the seam to re-sew it. If the basting seam looks good, I just bring my stitch-length down the 1.4 and sew over it.
I also finished the 700+ HSTs that I will use in my stepdaughter’s Wedding Whirl quilt. I’m using many of the same colorss in both of these projects.
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: June ‘18 OMG Finishes.