Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday's Starting Line

I worked on Millie's quilt until it was up off the floor-a big hurdle for me!
 Then I put my mind to the task at hand.   I have to make a baby quilt for our new grandson, Elijah, due in January.  The end of January.  But there is going to be a baby shower the Saturday after Thanksgiving!  That means I have to get it in gear to get the idea off paper and into my lap!
I have the plans all drawn up.
 I have collected a pile of fabrics.
Now I have to cut it all out!  This is how I work from the drawing-figuring out how many of each and working to make it all fit before I begin sewing.  I had planned on having the large squares in the center section on being cut 6 1/2" but I bought a collection and the fabrics were all cut as 6" strips.  I just cut the sashing a bit larger and it should all work out just fine!
I ended with a reknit-I ripped out the bulky cap that was just a bit too small and redid the math to make it larger.   I have this feeling it is a bit too large but it will be whatever size it is after this!


  1. Wow you are really busy. Your projects look great. I have had to do a lot of ripping lately so I'm very jealous. Oh! I can't sew worth a lick. My mother is still shaking her head over it. ha!

  2. It's always fun to see the potential in a pile of fabric pieces...and then to see it start transforming. It's such a fascinating process!

  3. A new grandson? How did I miss this news? Which son (I assume it's not Marsel) is to be a daddy again? Congratulations to all.


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