I had a great trip and, despite rather painful eye surgery, TQQ and I successfully ticked off a lot of my sewing to do list, including:
- 3 repaired work dresses
- 2 adjusted blouses
- Tiny's baby quilt finished
- Tiny's big girl quilt almost finished (just the the borders left to quilt, the binding to attach and currently working on the quilt label)...
... and one new quilt top started. Here it is:
|Salt air quilt top (work in progress)|
I love this fabric line from Moda / Cosmo Cricket but, unfortunately, discovered it rather too late. I stocked up on any bits and pieces I could get my hands on but have been having trouble deciding what exactly to make with my precious stash.
In the end, I decided on a lap quilt for myself. Thanks to the pre-cut jelly roll strips this came together really quickly.
|Step 1: |
Sew together strips in sections of 5 each
Cut to 2.5" wide strips
Plan and assemble quilt top
It's currently only about 100 x 80cm (approx. 38" x 31") so I'm going to add a couple of borders. I have quite a lot of the blue sections left so I'm planning a 2" white border followed by 2" blue squares, and then a final 2" white border. That should increase the finished size to about 130 x 110 cm. I'm currently debating whether to make the white borders a bit wider - maybe 4". What do you think?