Thank you for subscribing and reading Issue 5. This week I am celebrating two finished quilts and I made a YouTube video tutorial on sewing curved seams.
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Hello and welcome to Issue 5 of The Daydreams of Quilts Post. The weeks are flying by and we have another four day weekend coming up. I hope I get a lot of sewing done on the Family Day weekend here in Alberta. The kids do not have school on Friday and Monday is a Provincial holiday to celebrate families and give families a day to spend together.
On Sunday I finished my Rainbow Starflower quilt. This is a quilt that I made with help from my Bee Group called "We Bee With It" on Flickr. Today (Tuesday) I finished my "Houndstooth" Quilt which was a quilt that I made with my "Bee Hive Swarm". You can read a bit more about these quilts and bees in my most recent blog post.
I am happy to have finished these two projects from last year so that I can start new projects guilt-free. :) I have been meaning to start my Technicolor Galaxy quilt for a year now and this week I got going on it. Before I can finish Block 1 though I feel it is imperative that I have a pressing board. My ironing board it not working out for me and when I need to spread out a larger block the ironing board is too narrow of a work surface.

I want to build my own pressing board but don't want to do it incorrectly so I put the question to the quilting community on Instagram and got a lot of comments and suggestions from my fellow quilters (which you can see if you click that link earlier in this sentence). As soon as the kids are in bed tonight my husband and I are going to begin building the pressing board. If you want to learn more about pressing boards and make your own too then check out these great tutorials that I found out about today: Purple Daisies Quilting has a pressing board tutorial. Elizabeth Hartman has two tutorials; one for a pressing table and one for a TV tray pressing board.

I was on Periscope on Sunday showing how I sew a curved seam for a Drunkard's path block with just one pin. That broadcast has disappeared into the internet ether now though as they are only available for 24 hours so I made a YouTube video tutorial as well. I've embedded it into this newsletter if you want to have a look.
Sewing a curved seam with just one pin.
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