We are cleaning out the basement and organizing our areas now that the playroom has been completed. I am finally organizing my sewing area that I share with the 5 guinea pigs :D I got a 9-cube shelving unit with fabric drawers. Craig put up a peg board on the wall and I am setting up a second folding table to create a T-shaped sewing desk.
I have a co-worker whose little man turns 1 in August and has invited us all to share with her excitement on his big day. So what does a crafter do? Starts planning ANOTHER project! WOOT WOOT!!!
I start scouring for fabric. Immediately come across the center piece fabric and enlist my co-workers for opinions on coordinating fabric choices. Order it and got it over the weekend.
Last night I started cutting the three fabrics. Cut out the squares for the main fabric. Pieced the coordinating fabrics that I had cut into 16- 2 1/2 stripes and cut out the 31-6 1/2'' rectangles and the 40- 2 1/2'' rectangles. Then it was bedtime! Well, after I check out how it will all look together. Then it was REALLY bedtime.
I had forgotten how much I loved doing this. The sewing....the cutting....the ironing....the final piece assembling itself.
So while cleaning the basement over Memorial Day Weekend, I came across two quilting projects that had been bagged up and put away. One project has been put on hold of over 4 years! So I took it to work today to see if I can salvage the project and was astounded to see how close I actually was to completion!
All the squares had been pieced together! I even had one row sewn together. The fabric had been in a closed bag, I even have the border and backing that I had purchased for it. Just needs to be sewn all together and then I will throw it in the wash before adding the batting and hand-tying the quilt. Just to get any musty smells out and to iron over 4 years of wrinkles.
|BACKING-actually sad that I do not have more of this instead of the border|