Here we are into September and I am starting to re-think my goal to make a quilt for each of my children this year. When my sewing machine in Korea died, I lost a lot of productive time. Now we are back in Canada and I have my good machine again, but I am home schooling this year, so effectively working a full-time job which is really cutting into my sewing time. So I don’t know if I’ll actually finish four quilts by the end of December, but I’ll give it a shot. I have all the fabrics cut so it’s just a matter of doing it. G1’s quilt will probably be done first.
Here it is, slightly wrinkled. There is not enough white fabric to make all the blocks, so I am putting in some random dark blocks. I’ll see how I like it. Only a few more blocks to do and then I’ll probably machine quilt it with straight-line quilting.
This fabric was originally purchased to be summer dresses for the girls. During the move to Korea I had no time for sewing, so I packed it and took it along. In Korea, I realized that I didn’t bring the patterns for the dresses, so it sat for quite a while. Eventually I decided to go with a quilt and cut it into strips and got a few blocks made before my machine died. By then I was committed, so I shipped the pieces back to finish here. Hopefully in September.
I’m sure this is old news to most quilters, but I just discovered that scrapbooking boxes that are designed to hold 12″ papers are the perfect size for quilt blocks. I had always assumed that they would be too small since quilt blocks are 12 1/2″, but it’s a perfect fit. This box is pretty shallow, so it probably won’t hold all thirty-five that I need for the top, but by the time I have that many, I’ll be assembling it.