Monday 18 March 2013

March Break is Over *sob*

My March Break is over. It is Monday and back to work. I didn't get as much sewing time as I wanted this past week, but here is a wrap-up of what I did manage to accomplish:

1. I finished my baby quilt with the pink/red/green/blue. I think I have decided to call it Spring Garden. I will take finished pictures this week and do a post. I love how it looks- very soft and delicate and feminine without the pink being "in your face."

2. I finished piecing, quilting and trimming Superhero Mashup. It is from a kit from my LQS and it is flannelette and soft and yummy. I did decide to add batting so it is thick and squishy and I hope the little boy getting it on his fifth birthday on the 22nd of April will love it. I just need to put on the binding (which is made and ready to go).

Straight-line quilted (stitch in the ditch) and then did a squiggle on the thin red borders and some FMQ wiggly lines on the outer border.
Ready to add binding! I hate the red flannelette they used for the binding and small inner border. It leaves a lot of fluff behind and does not seem to be as high quality as the superhero fabric.

3. I managed to piece rows 1-5 and most of row 6 (out of 7 rows) of my Comma Sutra quilt. These blocks are a bit time consuming and sort of wasteful when trimming them down, but they look great. They also are a bit finicky to cut right, so I am a little nervous about putting it all together. This is a wedding gift so I sure hope it looks great! I think it will come together quickly once all seven rows of blocks are finished.
Left hand pile is rows 1-5 ready to go. On the right is row 6 which needs just a few more blocks. At the back is the last row, 7, which needs those white strips added to make the last row of blocks.
4. I finished my March Sugar Block Club block and I love it. I still haven't redone my February block but I think I will once all my April deadline quilts are finished.

This is quite a bit of progress considering I didn't end up having as much time as I wanted this week to sew. Once Comma Sutra is done I will get to piecing a baby quilt for our neighbours as their little boy will be the first one due in my massive influx of babies coming this spring and summer. I already know the pattern and have the fabric ready to go, so I hope it will be a fun and fairly quick quilt to piece.

Wish me luck, because I have lots of sewing to do before September!


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