Friday, March 16, 2012

Random Friday Things

Happy Friday! I am so happy it's weekend time but I must say it has been an incredibly productive week. The weather has been beautiful and I had an extra day off this week so it was definitely a good one. I got two big things accomplished in the past couple of days:

Item 1: The beginning of what will come to be known as the great scrap attack of 2012. I have been planing this for months really, the idea being I will hack away at my scraps and sort them into triangles, squares and strips with the ultimate goal being 3 quilts. I have been avoiding it because really, it didn't sound like fun and I was a bit overwhelmed. But I finally sucked it up and started cutting, first getting any triangles I could, then squares, then strips. I am probably a little more than halfway done and this is what I have so far (not including the strips)

I have no idea how many squares are there and I have no intention of least not at the moment. And I plan to just keep adding to them as I make things. It is just the initial sort that is a pain. The triangles are all 4" across the bottom and 5" high and the squares are all 2" since a lot of my pieces were too small to make them 2.5". The triangles are destined to become a {hopefully} large picnic quilt. Like this one only bigger. And the squares are to become a granny square quilt...but I think I want each block to have more rounds like this one, but obviously much scrappier:

Item 2: I got my broken diamonds quilt totally quilted and the binding is on the front. I even started sewing it down last night! I am soooo happy with this one and I can't wait to finish it and show it off. Seriously it is amazing, and the quilting went so well, I am just so excited! At this rate I will have it finished this weekend and can show it off next week *crosses fingers*.

And finally, just in case you were wondering, I took pictures of the destruction that has befallen my childs crib thanks to her wood-eating ways.


The guard that I made is a layer of cotton, a layer of terry/fleece and a layer of batting in between. I sewed the long sides and turned it and then quilted the straight lines and then used binding on the ends and turned them into ties. I had to go back and add the other ties in the middle because I didn't think of that, so those are just sewn on at the end. It is working well so far and hopefully it continues. I was worried it would be too thick, but it is nice and sturdy with the quilting.

And now I am ready to hack away at the rest of my scraps. Which will hopefully not take all weekend. Hopefully this weekend will continue the nice weather trend and we can go soak up some vitamin D around here :) Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I seriously laughed (sorry that it's slightly at your expense) when I saw the gnawed wood. That's pretty impressive. Meanwhile, I'm so proud of you for your piles of scraps. It may not be fun in the beginning, but I can't wait to see you make out of them. Good work!