Monday, January 14, 2008

Weekend - unfinished projects




Two years ago I started a quilt to work on at camp on the weekends. As I worked on the quilt, I got side-tracked, as I often do! I branched off due to requests and the "squares" started becoming pillows. I made a LOT of pillows. I donated pillows, sold pillows, gave pillows for gifts. I think I made at least 30 pillows. It was just crazy! When we changed camps last year, the sewing time diminished. Too much to do to sit alone and sew!
Anyhow, back to my unfinished project this past weekend I decided that I would work on my Pug Quilt. The challenge I gave was to get the quilt top done. Saturday, P had to work, so it would be a perfect morning for sewing. I got up early and got ready to start....

First, I needed to find my rotary cutter. I had previously started to put the squares together and tried to "eyeball" making them the same size. Honestly, I've sewed long enough to know that doesn't always work! My sewing room used to be upstairs and the desk up their still contains "some" of my odds and ends. I hoped I would find the rotary cutter in there....

Heh, what do you know, it was in there, along with and odd collection of other crafting items. I guess maybe a junk drawer for the craft junkie? Not allowing myself to get into all the bits I was finding, I took the cutter downstairs and got to work.

First I had to un-do all the seams where I had previously put it together. I have to admit that little seam-ripper bothered my wrist.


Next I stacked to see the real difference in the sizes of the squares I was going to use.....



Then I cut border pieces and layed it all out to my liking. This took several rounds of moving blocks.



Then I set to sewing everything together. I started sewing around 8:30 and was finished and cleaning up at 12:30. This time frame included 4 telephone calls, feeding pugs, watering pugs, letting pug out, letting pugs in....and on and on.




On Sunday I bought a twin flat sheet and quilt binding. I layed out the backing, batting, and the top. Now I just need to pin it all, baste, do some machine quilting, and bind it! Hopefully I'll be able to cross this project off my unfinished list real soon!

Zoey found all this sewing just exhauting.....

14 comments:

Pam said...

I LOVE it!!!!! WOW! It's looks terrific. I love the pillows too. Awesome job.

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

I love that quilt!

girlville said...

you should be so proud of that quilt because it is absolutely gorgeous. honestly - it took my breath away! did you make the pattern up yourself or use a pattern?

Jessica said...

I love love love the quilt!!!

AM said...

wow, that's great! I took a quilt class about 3 years ago, and after 2 saturday mornings of the 6 week or so class, I stopped going (SO BAD) and all I have to show for it is one really nice quilt square and a bunch of pretty fabric. BUT, one day...

Pugalicious said...

way cute and looks like a lot of work but I love the pillows..

The Devil Dog said...

That is a very nice quilt. We do like the pillows, they are fun as well. We get tired from watching mom run around and do a lot of work, too.
Stay warm. Are you having snow?

Roxy

rpm said...

OH, I just wrote out a wordy comment and lost it, I think. I love the quilt so much. I wish I could pay you to make me one! But I'm sure that's a lot of work you probably don't feel like doing again?? Zoey looks so comfy on that beautiful couch.

Magnolia Sun said...

Oh, it's just beautiful congrats on getting is almost done.

Frances Louise said...

*whistle* very impressive quilt there . . . how do you find the time?

Weeny&Daisy said...

Wowee, we love the quilt! Well done :D

We also love your blog, so we added you as friends! :D

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

Nevis said...

Wow! Sooooo cool!

occasionalconfusion said...

Everything looks lovely specially that quilt :-)

Melissa and Emmitt said...

punchy, these are fabulous!
you are amazing!

xoxoxo
melissa

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