so i know that i had a bunch of lofty plans to try new techniques, but i also wanted things to go quickly so i scaled back in scope.
this one's a 9-patch, 9" square. i really need to learn to sew a scant 1/4" seam. i am not very good at making 9-patch squares. i probably won't be doing an entire quilt of these anytime soon. despite my inability to sew in a straight line, i like the quilting on this one. it's simple but nice and poofy.
i love this knitting fabric from connecting threads. i should really get some more before it's gone.
my order from Lace Heaven arrived. i bought 45 yds of various stretch laces and elastics. this should last me for quite awhile. some of the colors are different from what i was expecting and a couple of the elastics look a bit shiny in a cheap way but altogether not bad. i should have bought wider elastic for the waistline, but oh well.
i tried out another trial pair using some leftover mesh fabric from joann's and the pink lace. i used my horizon for the entire process because i was too lazy to change the needle on my serger. i discovered the 3-step zigzag on my machine for stitching the lace and it was very helpful. these fit but are hard to get on and off. i think the problem lies with my fabric not being as stretchy as the original. i photocopied a bikini pattern from sweet nothings. maybe i'll have better luck with it.