Thursday, March 6, 2014
My Side Kick Today was a Real Pain...
After Kara left tonight I started chain piecing the new quilt. Took under an hour to get the chain piecing completed!! Gotta love that. The pulling of fabric and cutting? Hours and hours, ugh.
Wrap fabric, unwrap fabric, clean up a mess, make a mess. Seems to be a daily deal when trying to declutter my stash. I should be returning all the fabric I pulled for the "firecracker" quilt to its rightful place tonight, instead I piled it on the sewing room counter :( This is the first step to doom! After keeping up with Kara all day having the energy to even return the fabric to the sewing room felt like a big accomplishment!
I hope to have this quilt top completed by the weekend. It's a little hard to think spring/summer on this cold winter day with freezing rain and ice predicted overnight but come flip flop season we will be all set. I'm not sure I have the right backing fabric for this quilt, if not I will spend the money for the "just right backing". I figure this one will be drug around on picnics and baseball games. I want a bright happy backing with very little light or white prints that will show dirt and stains.
BTW, I have not forgotten the promised blog candy!! I have gone to plan B since plan A wasn't looking sew good. By this weekend Kara and I will announce the winner!
Off to bed on this cold winter night