I had a busy week chasing grandkids and life so sewing didn’t happen much at all. I did get some time on Sunday and made the most of it.
Time is ticking and school will be starting around here before I know it. I have two little grandkids that will start preschool in just a couple of weeks so I need to kick it into HIGH gear and get their napping quilts finished.
I got Gannon’s together. The white you see on the sides is selvage and I will trim that off once it’s all quilted. I debated on putting another blue strip of fabric across the top but I don’t have the right shade. We’ll see.
I’m not super in love with this…I like pieced quilts more than panel quilts.
I decided to work on Georgia’s quilt a bit. I didn’t have much time at all but started with trimming blocks. This is the panel I bought that she picked out. It’s all unicorns.
I cut them out at 7 1/2″. My thought was to make alternating blocks and put a border around them to bring them up to 7 1/2″.
I got upstairs and didn’t like that idea at all. I auditioned a few ideas and decided I like this best…There are nine patches with alternating panel blocks. This means I have to recut all of the panel blocks to 6 1/2″. That shouldn’t take long. I have enough for two more rows. I plan to put Georgia’s name on it like Gannon’s.
At that point, I’ll see how big it is. If I want it bigger, I’ll just add a scrappy border or two of scrappy squares. So far, I love this.
Many thanks to the blog reader who sent me a bag of already cut 2 1/2″ square of My Sister and Me fabric. I’ve been using those plus added a few scraps of my own. Those fabrics are just what this quilt needed.
You might remember that I am loosely following along with Mary from Country Threads Chicken Scratch blog and doing the Dirty Dozen UFO finish-up. Well, the number that was called was my True Blue quilt. I really didn’t have any time to work on it but when I sat down at the machine, blocks were sitting there that I had started and not finished. In a remote effort to try to complete the quilt, I decided to finish up the blocks that were started.
You can’t tell but there are 14 more finished blocks. YAHOO!! I’m just thrilled to have that many more done especially on a week that I didn’t think I would get any sewn.
You can find the book with the pattern HERE.
I have another busy week ahead. I’m hoping to get 10 more True Blue blocks done.
I have a quilt on the longarm so that has to be finished before I can put Gannon’s quilt on. So that is high on the list to do. I also would like to get Georgie’s top closer to a finish. For now, I’m not putting anything else on the list. I only have about two weeks to get those two preschool quilts completely finished. AHH!!
Have you been busy in the sewing room or is life holding you back too??