I told you in my “What I’m working on” post that I needed to just stop and clean up my sewing room. It wasn’t terrible but it definitely wasn’t what I wanted. In the past, I’ve been able to shove things aside and sew with a mess there but this was about five projects worth of mess plus pictures that needed to be hung.
I worked on that on Monday and then I started organizing all of the random pieces I have for my grandson Anders’s baby quilt. YES! I do need to get working on that. I might have it ready for his baptism if I ever get working on it.
If you’ve been following along you know that I’m made a series of Youtube videos showing you how I’ve been making this.
I have put in some time off-camera and have been making some of the inside pieces of the quilt.
I thought I would show you what I have and behind-the-scenes thoughts I have on this…
First off let me show you what I’m trying to make…a quilt something like this… No two are ever the exact same but I’m guessing Anders’s will be close.
I am limiting my colors to yellow, red, and blue again. I like the combo. I think it makes a busy quilt look unified if the color choices are limited as well. Of course, if you’re making one, do whatever you like.
I sorted my blocks into piles. As soon as I have any free time I am going to show you how to make a few more blocks including a heart, log cabin, and spool.
I’m also going to show you how I make fillers and put the center together. Adding onto blocks is something you’ll have to do too. It’s all about sizing up or down once the blocks are all made.
I sorted into piles to see what I had and what I need to make.
One of the biggest problems I realized that I had is that I didn’t have enough yellow. So I made a few more blocks. I still need a few more I think.
I think I need a few more pieces that have some kind of red background too.
Here’s another block I should probably talk about in my next video. Having blocks that look like they are on point adds interest to the quilt. I’ll show you how to do a few others like that.
I’m feeling like I’m organized enough to do another video or two…now I just need time. Fingers crossed that I get some. Thanks for being patient with me.
You can find my Youtube videos on how I make these quilts HERE.