Sorry I was MIA last week. My life just got too busy between Halloween, work, and other stuff! This week promises to be no better. But someone told me she was getting bored reading Shoes, Glorious Shoes, (LOL!) so I figured I better try to get some posts in here!
I have not gotten much sewing done in the last comple of weeks, becuse life has been so busy. So, how about I show you some stuff I worked on at retreat?
One of my priorities at retreat was to finish up my Urban Nine Patch. (This used to be a free tutorial on Jenny Pedigo's blog, but she has now published it as a pattern. If you click the link, it will take you to the pattern.) I had two more blocks to make.
And then I assembled them all into the top. I decided to set them on point. I had to figure out the setting triangle size. It wasn't too bad. I cheated. I found an on-line pattern that used 12.5" blocks and just used their measurements. How's that for resourceful?!
I'm happy with how it turned out. I'm a little worried that it didn't hang straighter. It seems kind of waffly. I hope it pulls straight when it gets quilted.
The back is also linen. I had ironed the linen after I made the back. I folded it up for the evening and took the photo in the morning. It was already this wrinkly! I had to piece it to make it wide enough. I took some of my scraps from the front and sewed them together to make a strip down the center. I like how that turned out. They are pretty random widths.
I asked Jenny Pedigo, the gal who designed the ruler with which to make this quilt, as well as the pattern, if she would quilt it for me. I love how she quilted hers. Well, let's face it, I love how she quilts. I thought it might be really cool to have the designer quilt it for me! She said she would, as long as i was not in a hurry for it. She probably can't get to it until April. I said, "No problem!" I sent it off to her, so now it's in her queue. More on this one later, when it comes home!
Oh, and in case you're wondering what Sweet Pea was for Halloween, she was Hermione Granger. Nope, I didn't sew a stitch. I was not in the mood to sew Halloween costumes this year, and I could find this cape online for less than I could make it, so there. She looked cute. She wanted a long-haired wig, and the only one we could find was a red head. Although Hermione's hair isn't red, it would have to do. I heard one of the kids at the class party say, "Wow, she really looks like Hermione!" So, I guess it worked out. We all had fun. That's what matters!
Hope you're having a good Monday. I hope to have time to do another post tomorrow! (It's not so much doing the post.....it's getting the photos downloaded, edited, and then uploaded. That really slows me down sometimes!)
Until next time,