For instance, I meant to finish the "camper quilt" that is my UFO Challenge project for June. I completed one more row - so at least that's progress. I meant to finish Amanda's prayer quilt that's just waiting for binding - but it's still sitting in the same spot. Why didn't I finish them? Partially because we went out of town to visit our son for a couple days, but mostly because I got distracted by a new project.
The little sewing time I had this week was spent making a giant quilt block. I had a few 10-inch squares left from a "layer cake" and no plan or idea what to do with them. So when I ran across this simple project on Pinterest, I whipped it together. The finished square is approximately a yard square, so I think I'll add a wide border of some sort to create a lap quilt. At least, that's what I mean to do.
Last week I posted a picture of the kitchen curtains I made and the additional curtain I meant to make. Ha! Fooled you. I actually got that done. Just ignore the dishes in the drainer - I can't do everything!
It was a totally successful week in the new fabric department. I got this fabric to make pillows for our daughter's new apartment.
And this retro print and coordinates because . . . well, because it's retro.
And these novelty prints and coordinate because, uh . . . they're novel?
No, seriously - could you have walked away without that sewing print? I didn't think so.
If you have to ask why I bought these prints, you must be new here. Welcome! My name is Tami and I am a Charlie Brown Christmas addict.
That brings us to the interactive portion of Needlework Tuesday. These three fat-quarters are a "test run" for my first full-size quilt . . . I think. My idea is to use this block in shades of aqua. Heather has been advising me on color and design choices. She recommended a light aqua, a darker shade of the same tone, and a neutral with a small print containing both colors. Am I close, Heather? I love the light and neutral, but couldn't find a dark piece that I liked. The batik was as close as I could come, but I don't like the mixture of batik and non-batik - in spite of the repeated attempts by the store clerk to convince me that it would be fine. I also think it's a bit too dark. But there's enough fabric to make a test block and get an idea of how it will look - and if I can make this block - before I invest in yardage. All opinions and advice are welcome.