Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In Results

Finally!  I get to post about progress on a project for the Friday Night Sew-In.  This is the first Sew-In I was able to actually participate in, despite signing up for previous 'Friday's'.  Something always seems to come up.  You know how that goes.  I was able to piece my reversible table topper/candle mat last night and applique the centers on today.  I am still trying to figure out how to quilt it.  I don't want to do a traditional binding going over all those points so I'd like to stitch right sides together and turn them.  My batting is pretty thin, maybe I'll quilt both halves.  Or maybe I'll quilt just one side.  Or maybe I'll attempt to quilt it after it's put together.  I won't get crazy with the quilting, just ditch and a few extra "rays".  Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!

I've never done a Dresden before and these were fun to piece, however I did not enjoy cutting these shapes with my template and rotary cutter.  I don't see myself making a large quilt with this design.  Maybe lots of little ones with English Paper Piecing.  Hmmmm.....

Until Next Time,

Friday, April 16, 2010

It's Friday Night Sew In Time.......

I cannot believe I have been out of the loop for 2 months.  Life has gotten in the way of my blog-world and something had to give.  I've also been in a creative sewing/quilting rut.  Overwhelmed and not sure where to start.  So today, instead of waiting until tonight, I will be working on a new table mat off/on in between Mommy duties.  I picked and cut some fat quarters yesterday and hopefully will get it together today.

It will be a reversible Dresden Plate.  I've never done a Dresden before.  We'll see how it goes.  The colors will match my blue and green kitchen/dining room combo, and my dishes!

Click on the button on my sidebar if you would like to jump in on the Friday Night Sew-In.  Take some time for yourself, work on a project, blog and show it off on Saturday and you could win in the giveaway!

Until Next Time,