Monday, July 25, 2022

Aurifil Artisan Challenge :: On the Go

When I saw that the Aurifil Artisan Challenge for July was "On the Go," I immediately thought of the 100 bow tie blocks I had finished - and ultimately stashed away - last August during the 100 Day Summer Sewalong. I had already come up with a layout, so it was easy to pull the project together for portable sewing.

First, I refreshed the ArtBin I'd used with a previous handsewing project. In fact, leftover squares are still there, saved for a possible new project. But for now, I'm ignoring those, and using the other supplies.

It seems to work best for me to mark the sewing lines before stitching any blocks together. So I do that for a row's worth of blocks, then I'm not carrying the entire project with me at any one time.

For piecing, I'm using a spool of 40wt thread that came in my Aurifil Artisan welcome package - #2026 [Chalk]. I'm finding it strong yet fine enough to create the tiny stitches needed as I sew the blocks together.

So I haven't gone too far afield with my project quite yet, but I'm ready! And meanwhile, I'm making good progress. Hoping I can stick with it!

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