Sunday, November 07, 2010
I have a plan. I have a crazy plan. I have a plan to make three quilts by giftmas. I want to make one for each of the kiddos. I only have one pieced and sandwiched. I have ideas for each of them, but putting them together is taking quite a bit of time.
The quilt pieced and sandwiched was waiting for quilting inspiration. It is for B, and I think I know what I want to do. It will be a simple geometric pattern. I have the binding selected. It is from the same fabric collection as the quilt top, Punctuation from American Jane. It just needs to be cut and sewn into strips. I am hoping to handsew the binding, but I may have to adjust that plan as the deadline approaches.
The next quilt was stuck on piecing. The fabric is the City Weekend collection and is soft and feminine. I had selected a pattern, but I didn't love it. Then a friend showed me this quilt. I love it, and have decided to make this pattern. It required a bit of fabric, which has been ordered. The backing fabric has been selected. Not sure about the binding yet. I need to hurry.
The last quilt will be made of jeans. I have enlisted the help of everyone I know in collecting jeans. It will include jeans from everyone in our family as well as from our community. It will be a simple 4.5inch square top. I will quilt it with straight lines. I don't think this is the best time to learn free motion quilting.
Am I crazy?