I'm trying to recall what happened to those two months since my last post. I think we just got really busy, as a family and also individually with work. I didn't have much time for sewing, and I wasn't wholly enthusiastic about the project I was working on. Also, like anything else, blogging works best if it's part of a routine and habit. Our routine (or lack thereof) was so hectic, I fell out of the habit.
On to sewing, I completed this quilt top for my second-grader and will hopefully have it quilted before the summer is out.
I have to be honest and say I didn't love making the blocks for this quilt. I had a really difficult time getting the blocks to be the same size. To top it all off, my finished blocks were about 1/4 of an inch smaller than indicated on the directions. It wasn't a big deal, because the blocks were all consistently smaller. BUT, it makes me question my 1/4" seam measurement. I kept measuring and re-measuring, and doing test blocks, but to no avail.
Despite my measuring difficulties, I like the final result. The fabric is Sweetwater's Hometown. The quilt is actually from a kit purchased through the Fat Quarter Shop. What can I say? Kits appeal to me. I want to find a yellow print for the backing, the same yellow as the polka-dot arrows.
|It was a little breezy, so I couldn't get the quilt to hold still! You get the idea, though.|
Almost forgot, I'm linking up to Sew Happy Geek's Monday Linky Party!