Friday, March 28, 2014

Too Many Projects?

This past week hasn't seen much sewing but it has seen a lot of planning. I've got several things in the works and I'd like to tell you about them.

Front and back fabrics     

  First project: I'm working on a weighted blanket for  my niece's   son and hopefully when I'm finished, it will help him  sleep        better. I'm making it from some space fabric that he  picked  out. It's not really a difficult thing to make except that I'm  trying to make it so that it can be made longer as he grows. So I'm  making it with an inner lining that will be weighted and a cover.  I've drawn the plans and am waiting for the delivery of the poly  pellets (the weight) and a roll of velcro (to keep the lining from  sliding around inside the cover).

Second project: I'm getting ready to do a quilt along using triangles (see button on side if you're interested). I don't think that I've ever done a project with triangles before. It begins today, March 28th, so I spent some time going through my stash to see what I might want to use. I found some fat quarters that I'd been collecting that were aqua and red. Of course I did not have enough fabric for the  project so I headed off to the quilt store to find a few more fabrics. I found what I needed and am all ready for cutting instructions. Here are my fabrics.
Partially sewn pinwheel

Third project: While waiting for supplies for project #1 and instructions for project #2, I had a desire to sew something. I found a twister wall hanging that I had laid out a while back. It's made with 2" squares - I had bought some precuts from Primitive Gatherings at Quilt Festival. So . . . I've been sewing it together. So far I have each row of 9 squares sewn together and some of the rows sewn together. After I finish sewing it, I will cut it with the Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheels Tool and sew it back together. 

On Monday I have a class at my local quilt shop, Quilter's Crossing, making fabric bowls. It's a class that I originally signed up for about 2 years ago. It got rescheduled several times and then I couldn't go. I've tried several times to make it and my chance is finally here. Look for some pictures next week. Of course, I've got to cut some 1 1/4 inch strips over the weekend before I go.

Have a good Friday and a great weekend! I'm off to pick up a quilt from the quilter today.


1 comment:

  1. Hey, I'm enjoying watching your postings grow! Good luck in blogland. I've only been at it a few months. I've learned so much.
    Thank you for checking out my blog, and giving me your opinion on the triangle quilt. That one is still on the design wall, until I make my final decision.