My degree is a Master of Ministry Degree, and I am not sure exactly what God has planned for me, but I do know that since I no longer have papers to write and hundreds of pages to read every week, I now have time to get back to my sewing machines.
A little over a month ago, a friend of ours had a baby, and my first project back at my machine was a quilt for them. I waited until it was delivered to publish two posts I wrote about the baby quilt process... Here is the first...
I almost feel like a newbie again and I made some newbie mistakes including forgetting to take as many photos as I should to make for a good post, but here it goes, I'll share what I can...
I started by asking the baby's Grandma what the colors were in the Baby's nursery. (I wanted it to be a surprise after all!) It turns out that Grandma had re-covered a rocking chair for the nursery and had all of her scrap material still at home. So I got my hands on that scrap material and chose a pattern that would enable me to use as much of the scrap as possible.
|Fabric from Grandma|
Purples and grays. I love working with grays! Lucky Me!
|Purples and Grays, all ready to be cut up...|
I cut the FQs into 4.5 x 2.5 inch rectangles and 4.5 x 4.5 inch squares. I had some prints and some batiks. I put a print square next to a batik rectangle for half of the blocks and a batik square next to a print rectangle for the other half of the blocks, and started chain sewing...
|Rectangles and Square paired and ready for sewing...|
|Chain Sewing. I chain sewed 80 pieces.|
|Three Full Blocks with two squares, two rectangles, a border piece |
being prepped for sewing together
Here you can see my lettering & numbering system. I had just pulled that number out from the seam, as it was going to be replaced with a new one.
I will post more assembly photos and the finished product later this week!
Until His work in me is Complete,