Monday, March 26, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Sorry I haven't posted in so long. I seem to have slacked off because I haven't done much with my sewing since early January and felt guilt about not having projects to show. Sad, I know.

But I got down to work yesterday and pulled out a UFO. This baby quilt has not gone as planned. I had put it aside ages ago because I had sewn an entire strip with the wrong sides facing. I had intended to do a rail fence or basket weave but yesterday wasn't paying enough attention and sewed the strips into 3 groups of 4 rather than 4 groups of 3 then proceeded to cut them all into squares because, hey, I was on a roll. I only realized my mistake when I went to lay out the design. No matter how I laid them out, they didn't look very good. I decided to make them into half square triangles like Bonnie Hunter's Strip Twist design that I used for M's quilt. I don't have enough squares made and had to go hunting for the leftover fabric which took awhile. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that nothing else goes wrong with this quilt and I get at least the top done today.

I have a lot of projects awaiting my attention but right now I have to go do the grocery shopping which I should have left to do two hours ago before H. woke up. Right now, he and M are watching "Flushed Away" for about the 5th time since Thursday night.

M. needed more pj pants since he's grown about 4 inches in the last year and H. wanted another pair just because I was making some for M. (H. 4 years old and M. 13 years old)