When I last left you with my quilting, I was working my way out of a sewing funk. I think it happens to all of us. For me, family, holidays, and my health stuff had taken me away from the sewing room…but happily not to far.
I ended up finishing my baby quilt. Oh my. I’m totally in love with this… You can tell by the smile on my face.
It’s not finished-finished. It’s just a top.
I took it outside and snapped a couple of pictures of it.
No matter what picture I took, it didn’t look as good as the quilt looks in person.
This picture is the best I have to show how the blocks almost look like they glitter…
The bright cheery colors definitely took me out of my sewing funk.
A blog reader left a comment that said sometimes finishing a small project is just what we need to our mojo back, and I’d have to agree.
I started playing with my green leftover blocks. Right now I’m adding red corners to them.
I ended up putting aqua on the opposite corners. I’ve been having a lot of fun with these blocks. Look for more to come with them.
I was still trimming my Remainders blocks when a little helper came. This is Georgie. She loves “quilting” with me. She has the ruler and was measuring all of the pieces.
It took a long time but I finally got all of the blocks for the quilt trimmed. Here they all are…
There are over 800 of them. WOW. So happy to have them all trimmed.
As a reminder, here is the picture of the quilt. You can find it in THIS book.
This project is moving to the current leader and ender slot. I can easily assemble these as a leader and ender. In fact, it’s perfect for that.
I’ve had a couple blog readers mention that they thought about making the quilt but decided against it as the quilt used so much background fabric. It’s true. It does. I think seven yards. That is a lot.
Here is my tip for you if you are thinking of making the quilt. Use muslin for your background. That’s what I did. I went into my cabinet and saw two different pieces that were almost a perfect match. I used them up. Then I bought more muslin. The quilt is a way to use up some of the small pieces of muslin you might have around.
Muslin is available in different shades of neutral. There is the bleached version that can be pretty close to white. Muslin is about half the price of other fabrics so it makes the quilt not so expensive too. I often use muslin and very much enjoy the way it works up.
That’s about it for this week….