Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Of course, I didn't exactly get up and start on them. I had to check my email, Yelp and Facebook. Then I went out to breakfast with my husband and repeated all the computer checking.
What was I so enthused about? Oh yes, my sewing projects.
First, I sewed on the last two borders on the sweet time quilt and as soon as I write this blog, I am going to go sew it down!
Then, I do some prep work on some tea bag wallets I want to make next and cut out the apron pieces.
Finally, I got down to the main project. I used this pattern but modified it for a smaller lap quilt. I decided to make 12 blocks.
I stacked them so I could cut 3 at a time but they fooled me, I had 13 fat quarters in the package. I cut one piece short, 16 inches long instead of 16.5. I did not panic. Remember the legendary stash? I found 2 red flannels and one green one and cut out alternate pieces from that.
I love my stash. I have so much dang flannel, I should make a couple of quilts just from the stash. I could literally make four quilts, I bet.
I made 13 blocks. Block "B" is on the left, there are 4 in that pile. Bock "A" is on the right, there are 9 in that pile.
I am not so fond of having that extra block. I will never throw it out, I will feel like I should make a pillow or something. An extra fat quarter just gives me a whole new project to not finish.
But today, I did finish this quilt top. Perfect for a 7th grade boy, don't you think? (Just agree with me, please! Thanks.)
On the left you can see the backing fabric. I could also use that for the borders. Or I could piece the borders, the pieces are already cut out. Or I could use the green on the right. (Correct, from the mighty stash.) Or I could buy a flannel stripe. I am leaning towards the first or the last option.
Right now I am going to go hand sew two last borders. Then I will fret about the border tomorrow after my massage! Oh, and I could fret about that 13th border. Why a baker's dozen?
For donuts, yes, for fat quarters, no thank you!