I’ve been busy busy busy the last few weeks! As well as having a holiday rush in my shop I’ve been trying to get some of my work in progress’ completed. I’m getting a jump start on one of my New Year’s Resolutions to have no WIPs left by the end of 2012. So, if I want to start a new project, I have to finish a WIP. Basically, I’m going for 2 out for every 1 in.
The reorganization of my sewing room is in order as well. Out of sheer embarrassment I will not show you photos. Let’s just say it looks like a fabric bomb went off in there. My shop is organized and clean but I don’t have a good organization system for my personal stuff, yet. Anyway, so, I have decided to get some clear plastic bins and only allow 5 projects to be going on at a time. That should leave me enough to choose from when I sit down to sew.
I started 2 new projects this week and I have 3 finishes to show off. I will show off the one today and then spread out the other two so it looks like I’m more productive…LOL!
Name: Picnic in the Square
Fabrics: All prints are from Denyse Schmidt’s DS Quilts Picnic and Fairgrounds lines. Sashing is Kona White.
Binding: Blue Gingham print from Picnic Fairgrounds
Quilting: Straight line quilting (done by me).
There’s no real pattern to the quilt, I just made something up to feature the fabrics. Although, apparently I was influenced by Emily’s Quilt made with this line. I didn’t even realize I’d sort of copied her until I saw her finished quilt…ha! Oh well, great minds think alike. Or, my mind remembers awesome things and wants to copy them.
After finishing my blocks, I wanted to make the quilt bigger so I added on the scrappy boarder with some extras and I’m really glad I did. I love the size and now it looks nice and framed. I pieced the back with extra squares from the front and some bigger pieces I had from the line. And I wanted a binding to stand out so I chose the blue. I am also a big fan of gingham 🙂 I was too lazy to measure it so I have no idea the actual size but I’d say, large lap size. I’m glad to have it finally done, I’m very happy with the way it turned out!
Next finish up soon!