Wednesday, March 4, 2009

update: prepping for lots of sewing

For the past week my sewing machine has been in the shop getting serviced.  In the meantime, I decided to do some cutting to prepare for a sewing spree once the machine returns.  I actually didn't accomplish as much quilting as I had hoped.  That's kind of a bummer, but who really needs all of the fabric cut for 5 quilts?

I did cut all the fabric for a new quilt.  See those little yellow squares?  They're 1.5 inches!  What was I thinking?!

Cut more squares for the christmas quilt and pinned them together to prep for sewing.  I never did post about what I'm planning to do for this quilt.  I will continue to hold off because you may think I am crazy once I tell you.  Let's just say I saw a picture in a magazine and felt I HAD to make it.

I also have been working on getting things together for the black and white quilt.  I think I have changed the pattern for this quilt so many times.  I have been having a difficult time finding something that I really love.  Right now I'm working on something like this quilt by Ashley over at Film in the Fridge.  I really love how that quilt turned out and am hoping that I like mine just as much.  The original intention was to make the black and white quilt into a full size quilt for our guest bedroom, but I am thinking that it may just end up as a lap quilt.  I am just not too thrilled about spending so much time on something I don't LOVE.

Speaking of a quilt I love.  I should have made THIS one into the bed quilt.  I LOVE how this quilt turned out.  No pictures until I finish stitching the binding though.  I intended to finish it last weekend when Shawn and I drove to Wisconsin to visit family, but it didn't happen.  Soon though.  I'm almost done.


SewAmy said...

I can't wait to see what all the cut pieces will be. that is a lot of cutting. thank you for visiting my blog.

jacquie said...

that's a lot of cutting! i really should cut before i sew, but i cut as i sew.