Thursday, June 12, 2014
Building a Quilt(s)
Remember I pulled my Let's Book It project for June? Well I am finding this takes some real concentration and lots of room. Since my SIL comes down to sew during the week, this will be 'built' just on the weekends.
I found that the Batik Jelly Roll that I bought has 2 or 3 of each fabric, so I am going to have to be careful where I place colors to make good use of that Jelly Roll. This quilt is 'built' on the diagonal and I am working a row at a time. This is a quarter of the pattern, so by the last weekend of June, I should have a flimsie. I have the backing and batt waiting, so hopefully this can be handed off to a longarmer next month.
You may have noticed that 'box' in the background of the last photo and this one - yes, I got everything sorted and put away except for the small items that need cutting down into my pre-cut barrels. That is actually the box lid with those in it - Moe is still napping on those. But I wanted to work on those house blocks and I found a few blocks in that box - why make more when I can use these! I am framing them up to size. I will still have to make a few more blocks, but not as many as originally - GEMS!!
My partner in the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap group let me know she received her quilt and has shared, so I can share too. This is a free pattern on Charise Creates and can be found HERE. Jane wanted a little quilt to hand in her new sewing room and told me she had buttercream walls with black gingham curtains.
I cut into my Mary Engelbreit fabrics - hey, you can't hoard it forever! I think M.E. fabrics just say 'sewing room'. And I made a little button hanger so she can change that little sign to fit her mood or inspiration. Some of you know Jane as GrandMaMa's Stories . This was such a fun little quilt to build and I hope Jane enjoys it in her new sewing studio.
Now I need to catch up on QALs...........