Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sewing Progress

Cause I'm a show 'n' tell kinda girl....heh's what I've been working on this week.

Continuing my "Viva la 9 Patch" period, here's some of those lovely pink and purple scraps I cut up. If you're rockin' the 9 patches right now and want to join my support group, let me know.....I'm obsessed!
Naturally, my impatient self, I "HAD" to preview on the Pearl Pink Kona I bought for this project. And I haven't even finished all the squares, I still have some lovely lime green coming. Now comes the fun part, figuring out how to sash them. I know that I'm going to have 8 rows of 7, but how do I space them.....don't want to do them equal-distant, more like the spacing on Jello Shots I think. And I have an exciting idea for the borders to use up the "last drop" of these fabrics. I've decided that I'm going to give this one to my niece, and maybe name it something with Bubblicious or Bazooka in the title. For some reason it reminds me of:

"My mom gave me a nickel
She said go buy a pickel,
I didn't buy no pickel,
Instead I bought bubblegum.
Bazooka, zooka bubblegum.
Bazooka, zooka bubblegum."

As always, suggestions or singing along from the online peanut gallery is welcome :)!

Next up is a project that was part of "Stake in the Sand" that didn't get done. Well it's good it didn't. My clearance rack obsession paid off with the PERFECT backing and binding material from Anna Griffith that I purchased from Sweet Peas and Angels last week. To climb up on my soapbox again, there are great deals to be had out there in cyber world, you just have to look! I've done business with Sweet Peas and Angels before and they have great service and deals, check them out!
This is only a third of the blocks. The rest are sewn, but just need to be trimmed. Now I have to cut the setting triangles and borders.....stay tuned. Kate and I have scheduled a Sewing Sunday on Monday the holiday so I might have this top done (cross your fingers). I have two ideas for where this quilt is going to live. Selfish Me - "It will live here with it's maker." Generous Me - "It should go to a good home of someone you love." Hmmmmm, decisions, decisions....

1 comment:

Kathy said...

It is perfectly acceptable to keep a quilt!! Sometimes I keep them long enough to break them in and then they find a new home, or not!