Monday, November 23, 2009

It's coming along!!

As you can see I almost have the top put together!! I still need to put on the outside rows and columns, but I am so excited. Yesterday I made my husband go with me to the fabric store to pick out the red that goes in between. He loved it (just kidding) but he was a very good sport and I appreciated his help. Although he didn't like or choose this red. But I think it was a good choice.

So the debate how is if I should make the outside rows and columns thicker or not. Or if I should just make the top and bottom thicker and keep the sides the same thickness. I will mull it over today and get my husbands opinion tonight and keep going and going and going.

I have just realized that this is my first lap size, adult quilt. It is a lot bigger and nerve racking to make than the little baby blankets I make. But I am enjoying choosing the fabrics and seeing it come together. I want it to be perfect. Maybe I am too much of a perfectionist while sewing, but I think that is a good thing, don't you?!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Time to get to Work

Okay, so Christmas is what, less than 40 days away. Ahhhh. So I am finally starting my first Christmas present. I figure I need to get as many project done before Thanksgiving because after that it is all downhill. I am known to be quite a procrastinator. I have to either do it now and get it done or it will be a Christmas quilt for next year.

So I have had the fabric for a while and finally cut it tonight. Now I need to play with the lay out. I am making what my book calls a San Francisco Summer Quilt. I am sure I will hem and haw about the lay out for a while, but my goal is to sew all the strips together tonight or tomorrow.

I am going to try to blog about this quilt. I keep saying I want to blog and then never do. Soooo this is my big attempt......