I have been a sewing fool for the last few days. I had some Halloween fat quarters that were part of a bundle I picked up at Joann's a couple of years ago. (They are ugly but were on clearance for practically no money so I HAD to buy them!) I used the to throw together a couple of quick "boo!" bags for my great-nieces. The following photo was taken spur of the moment when I dropped them off at their house on Friday evening.
On Saturday I made two baby quilts while watching movies from Netflix on my computer. (I honestly think I am almost ready to give up cable tv!)
This one is made from a charm pack that I picked up at the quilt show in Hershey a couple of months ago. I love the bright colors and this one definitely says "boy" to me.
I wanted to make a baby girl quilt and found these fabrics on my lunch break Friday. I used 6 different fabrics and will find a pale lavender for the outside border. I can't wait to quilt this using more of the wool batting. (I love that stuff!!)
Yesterday I had a big time in the studio. I made two purses and I am in love. Seriously. These were so much fun to make. Once I figured out angles and the little details, they came together beautifully. The bag made with "Metro" measures about 7" high and 16" long. The smaller bag is 14" x 8". The small bag is made from a couple of fat quarters I got in a basket of winnings from a quilt shop hop a couple of years ago. I never thought I would use them as they are "not my colors" but love them in the purse.
I love weekends when I feel productive. I even cleaned house and worked for a bit in the garden!
Now, I need some advice/information. I have not made Drew a quilt since he was in the NICU. That quilt was so tiny! I need to make one for his crib and I picked up this piece of Minkee as a remnant.
I have never quilted with Minkee. I have sewn it but no quilting. I know I want to pre-wash my quilt top fabrics since the Minkee is made from polyester and won't shrink. I was thinking about using flannel for the quilt top with just a single piece of flannel as the batting so the quilt won't be heavy. Or, I could make the quilt top with cotton and use a regular batting. I don't know what to do! I am also thinking I should longarm it so the tension on the fabrics remains constant while I am quilting. Does anyone have any advice?