A friend of mine is having a baby, so I decided to make her a baby quilt.
I decided to do a very simple checkerboard design (because I could start and finish the top in one night), sat down, did some math and headed to the store to buy some fabric.
So, there I was last night cutting, sewing, cutting, sewing, watching the DVR the entire time, when I suddenly realize that I have sewn an ENORMOUS number of 4 inch finished squares!! So many, that I decided to count and I quickly realize that unbeknownst to me, I had inadvertently doubled my math and purchased twice as much fabric as I needed. And since I didn't even notice until I had finished cutting and sewing the squares into rows, I now have a two night project to complete TWO baby blankets!
Oh, well, I guess I'll have an extra baby blanket... Maybe I'll put it up on the Etsy shop...
I did remember to take a few photos though...
|My fabric selection. The print and the Batiks will be checkerboarded|
with the stripe being the binding and the solid tan will be the backing.
|My Batiks, cut into 4.5" x 18" pieces, ready to be sewn |
to similar piece of print
|Here's the Zoo animals, all cut up and ready to piece!|
|MORE CHAIN PIECING!!|
And last night for dinner, I exercised my other creative outlet...
Cooked in Olive Oil, then I tossed in some Diced Peppers, Onions and Tomatos
|Whole Wheat Spaghetti Pasta with a Basil Pesto|
And very few calories to boot!
Thanks for stopping by, Hope to see you all again soon,