Sewing Time!

27 06 2009

So I had time to sew late last night, and early this morning…

quilt top,quilt-a-long

This is the quilt top for crazy mom quilt’s quilt-along. It’s about the size of a lap quilt right now, but I’d like it to be larger, so I’m going to be adding three borders: one row of scrappy squares, then a border of white four to six inches wide in which I’ll applique a vine, flowers and leaves, then three or four rows of scrappy squares. I just have to get to sewing all those squares together, so they’re ready for when I can pick up the white fabric. I only bought two yards of the Kona cotton, and it just got me through the quilt top. One yard should get me through what I want to do, but I’ll probably get more, three or four yards maybe. It’s such a nice, lovely feeling cotton that it’ll be a staple in my stash.

I’ve got most of one more New York Beauty block done. I just have to sew on the corner, and I’ve got five done. I’ll finish one or two more before I post pictures though. I’m definitely liking the more complicated NYB blocks though. They are fun, and the play of shapes and color in them make me a lot happier. Figures I’d like the harder to make blocks, wouldn’t it?

In other news, I have the pincushion for the swap done. I just have to get it in the mail. I need to buy more batting, for three tops now and figure out backings. That’ll be interested. They’re fairly large tops, and I don’t really want to do it all out of my stash. I’d burn through quite a bit of fabric – and I really want to save that stuff for tops. I do have some larger cuts, that might work, but they’d still be pieced backers. Not that I mind pieced backers. I actually really like the look…

Anywho 🙂 That’s it for now. I am going to take advantage of Zeb’s nap, and get back to the sewing machine.

Update 11:37 pm:

I just saw earlier today that I have my first follower. SQUEEEE! I know. I’m a dork 🙂 Hello, Michelle, and thank you for joining me. I’m so excited to know that someone out there in blogland is reading and enjoying ramblings 🙂

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