Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nothing remotly witty

I can't think of anything witty for a title so that is my title.

I've done a bit of sewing, working on some little projects. I'm really trying to plow through things, even when they don't turn out as I wish.

I love this tumbler block, and really wish I'd had more of the Maypole, but oh well. I'm still going to quilt it some more but thought I'd show it off a bit now. I wanted to keep the odd sides but there was no way in h*** I was binding all those dips, so I sewed around the edges and turned it right sides out again and voila! It is edged and no binding at all.

The inspiration for this can be found here.
This one is big enough to be a real doll quilt, but I think I can use it as a spring banner on my door too. We'll see after it's quilted.

A few days ago I cut out hexagons from my Cornucopia charm pack, I have the Marti Michell templates but in the larger size, well you can use on of them to make 2" hexagons, so I did that. I'd been planning on making the free pattern off Moda's website, but know how things go, and I seem to have lost my smaller triangle so I used the instructions in the pack and did the sew to the dots method. It didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, mostly because I think my cutting was a bit off and that of course throws everything else into disarray.
But keeping with my promise to myself to finish more things, even if they're not quite right, kept me going and here is the flimsy for a table runner. There are some pin tucks and such but I think when all is said and done it won't be THAT noticeable.

I plan on finishing it like the Tumbler block doll quilt, I'll get to keep the interesting edge, without binding it. My only concern is with it being smaller the edges not being as co-operative.

I'm really trying to get into my stash and use it up, maybe not being afraid to use it is a more accurate term. Those precuts and such aren't going to do anything sitting in the quilt pantry. And I'm honestly tired of it all taking over what little room I have in my apartment. If you picture and "L" shape it takes about 5x5 feet of space along the wall in my dinning room, which is really part of the open space that makes up my kitchen, living room etc.
I'm also going somewhat stir crazy not being able to do things around here. This 5 lbs rule stinks, seriously. I'm not an organized or particularly clean person, I don't enjoy cleaning in anyway, but having to rely on DH to get thigns done is getting very old, especially when I have to nag to get thing slike the recycle taken care of. I hate nagging, it really bothers me, but so does an overflowing recycle bin. Sigh. Can't be happy with anything eh? ;)


Thelma said...

Very clever, I'm glad you kept the uneven edges, it really jazzes up the projects. They look fine, you're being a little hard on yourself.

Ginger Patches said...

That's a great way to avoid binding difficult edges!! And it's sooo cute!