I’ve been trying to get to the sewing room a little more often than I had been…and I’m trying to stay on top of things a little more.
I had a little bag that the kids use for childcare. Carver brought it to me and said it was broken. That day during naptime, I fixed it.
It was a simple fix…the zipper was coming loose. All better!
I’ve been trying to stay on top of things so that I don’t get that dreaded weight of having things to do that I really don’t want to do. I know we all do it….with me, the things I put off are:
patching and fixing and washing the cupboard fronts in the kitchen
I always feel so good when those things are tackled.
I was busy in the sewing room. I’m still on a mode to get things finished so the second Georgia’s quilt was finished, I threw a baby quilt on the frame AND I grabbed a project I’ve had for a LONG time.
The coloring is bad in these pictures…sorry. But this is what I had…a quilt top center. I had planned long ago to keep working on this but the ball dropped.
Scraps came to me from a blog reader. (Tina, I think). She must have pieced fabric together and then cut a vest or jacket out from the pieced fabric. I’m guessing that as all of the leftovers had curves and such cut from them. Well I squared up the pieces she sent me. The pieces ended up being all sorts of different sizes. I sewed those squared up pieces together and then trimmed them to block size.
Then I found a fabric that was really close in color and used that alternate blocks.
Those blocks were sewn together and then the project sat. It was just a quilt center.
Well I thought it needed a more “finished” look..and I wanted it to be a little bigger…So I added an inner border the same color as the alternate blocks. Then the teal border and then an outer border.
I ended up really loving it.
I think this is my favorite kind of sewing…the something from nothing type of sewing.
My ambition didn’t stop there….this happened… Continue reading