I put off working on this month's UFO challenge over the weekend because I knew that I was going to have to try something that I hadn't tried before -making continuous bias tape for the vines in the applique' borders.
After watching a couple of videos on youtube, I decided that Jenny of Missouri Star Quilt Company had the easiest to understand. I ended up watching her video a couple more times including while I was trying to get the edges lined up and pinned before sewing.
Everything went ok until it came time to start the cutting on the lines with scissors. Apparently I started down one line lower than I should have because as I was cutting it I noticed another line to the right - oh oh.
Next step was to fold the strips in half and stitch them wrong sides together... that was pretty easy - long, but easy ( I think I have something like 200 feet of bias tape - according to Jenny's instructions). Once that part was done, I was to slip my 1/2" plastic form inside the strip and twist it so that the seam lay flat on one side. The 1/2" was a little too tight so I went with the next size down and everything came out great... long, again, but great.
Once that was done, it was time to take hubby to the eye doctor ( he had a GREAT checkup; no need for new glasses). Once back home, I dozed on the couch for a few minutes before fixing dinner ( sauted salmon, seasoned french fries and fruit salad).
Dinner's over now and I think I'm going to head back in to gather fabrics for the applique' pieces with the plan to start working on those tomorrow. Dancing with the Stars starts tonight and I think I might watch that for a bit.