Week 2 – #SewHappySAL Letters S e w
We are on Week 2 of the Sew Happy Sew Along from Fat Quarter Shop and this week we did letters S, e, and w.
I finally got with the program and got organized somewhat. I added another smaller design board (light green border) to hold all of the pieces of the letters. Sorry, but I forgot to get a picture before I stitched them. I used a larger design board to hold all the inside border pieces that surround the letters and space them apart. Here is A – K (aqua border).
Then I chose my fabrics for the remainder of the project.
The instructions on cut sizes and number of pieces are on page 2 of the free pattern.
The piecing instructions are on page 3.
I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having with this! It’s quick, it’s easy, and I finished this top portion while listening to Anna from Quilt Roadies talk about her recent retreat on YouTube. Total relaxation my friends!
If you’re working on this, please comment below and let me know how it’s going! If you’d like to join me, here are the supplies.
SEW HAPPY QUILT FREE PATTERN – https://shrsl.com/366p6
SEW HAPPY QUILT FABRIC KIT – https://shrsl.com/366p0
SPELLING BEE BOOK by Lori Holt – https://shrsl.com/36mtn
Nope, I have not started yet. Its on my to do list. I am seriously considering following your lead and do the one hour timer thing so that I can sew everything I want to attempt. I am excited, but new at sewing stuff.
It takes a little discipline and basic organization, but the 1 hour timer is so much fun. Day by day I see my projects moving along and at the end of each day I congratulate myself on my progress on each project. It’s so incredibly satisfying. I liken it to when we were in high school, 50 minute classes at a time waiting for the bell and then going to the next subject for another 50 minutes. The hour might be spent ironing/cutting, planning with the pattern and getting supplies ready, or actually sewing. Having that time limit (that FLIES by) gives me permission to play yet still get all the necessary domestics done. I feel even more accomplished when I throw in a load of laundry and tell myself I’m multi-tasking! lol Effective time management helps to make a to-do list a to-done list! To top off the day, I take 10 minutes and I clear my cutting table, organize everything, and put things away before I turn out the light. Having a clean open surface first thing the next morning is very motivating to get busy. 🙂