After I wrote my post Monday night for Tuesday morning I continued to look the fabrics over for the baby quilt? couch size? that I showed you in yesterday’s post. I decided I wanted a combination of the blue fabric in #2 which it seems that all of you liked too – I don’t think one person voted for 1 or 3 LOL – great minds think alike. I got busy right away yesterday morning cutting sashing strips and cornerstones. I had an appointment a little after 11:30 and then a lot of errands so I knew it was get busy in the morning and maybe have time to finish something up in the afternoon? I went with all three of the blues I showed in #2 – very scrappy. It still needs a border – I think a narrow sashing of a white on white print then a narrow sashing of red and finish with a wider strip of the blues – I do have four blues I don’t think I showed one of them so I might do a different blue on each side – I will decide that when I get to it – right now 32 x 42 I think. I would like it a bit bigger than that so might end up with a pieced border but I don’t want to go to a lot of trouble so it might be baby size for sure. One block left that can be a hot pad.
A close up of the blues – I won a stack of third yard cuts of blues – about 10 fat quarters/third yard /half yard cuts of red a couple years ago from a site that I can not remember her name now – one of the designers – is there one called ModaLisa? something like that. Anyone know who I am talking about I have lost track of her blog. She must have sent me almost 10 yards of fabric. I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today and Jo’s Country Junction and Quilt Fabrication.
One more hexie part way done while the evening news was on.
My small order from Crafty’s final sale of the year came – some small odds and ends and this Robert Kaufman flannel that was on clearance – this will make a great pair of flannel pajama pants – I think I will get it really wet though first and toss it in the dryer to do some pre-shrinking – I do not want to end up with p.j. pants too small. I got a 3 yard cut so plenty to work with. I’m hesitant to put it in the washer as I don’t want it to fray – maybe a lingerie bag?
Other than pin basting the quilt this is all of my stuff that is left in the sewing room to put away – I will let Mike take down the shelves. He is still going through papers and books – taking his sweet time about it.
This much worked on Monday night for the Postage Stamp quilt and I have about 3 or 4 half blocks to finish before I can say half way done and then I will start to pin baste. So far I have not minded working in the dining room other than clearing things up when I get started making supper and need the table for eating. I didn’t realize how isolated I was in the back of the house in the small sewing room. I can cook and sew at the same time! I can hear the noises on the stove!
AccuQuilt overstock Die Sale!! Up to 40% off of select dies and some die sets. You have to look through the dies to find the ones on sale – they are not all on sale. Across the top of their page look for the menu – the last word listed is Sale – click on that and it brings you to the sales, but when you get to the dies you need to look at the price to see if the one you want is on sale. Sale good until January 31st.
If you have purchased any dies – tell me what kind do you get? what do you use the most? I have seen some for applique for baby quilts that are so cute – the little cars and I think it was train cars or maybe trucks? they are so cute but do you use them often? I haven’t gotten them but they are so cute!