Thursday, March 6, 2014
I haven't been doing a whole lot of sewing lately, but there's an awful lot of prep work going on before next weekend's guild retreat. I think the reason why I didn't get more done during the one day that I was able to attend last year is because so much time goes into ironing, cutting, and getting ready to sew. I want to be able to make the MOST of my time away, so I'm trying to do as much advance work as I can so that when I get there, I can sew, sew, sew!
My main goal is to get a baby quilt top completely finished and basted. Here's the my final (I think) pull for that project using a good chunk of Art Gallery's Littlest collection:
I did end up weeding out the darker coral, green, and gray fabrics in favor of sticking with more similar and muted color values, though I'll still probably whittle down one of the beige fabrics and I'm toying with replacing that brighter peach in favor of something more true to the apricot flowers.
Aren't these fussy cuts just the cutest?
So what am I doing with all this little cuteness? I'm using this pattern from a back issue of Quilty...
Mine will be much lower volume with all of these gray, yellow, apricot and mint green tones - perfect for a gender neutral baby quilt! For the background fabric in this pattern, I'm using this print from the Littlest collection which is white with the tiniest hint of coral and rose hues.
I'm also doing some prep work for my Alphabet Lesson blocks - I've pulled bags of scraps for each color and am busy needle punching 100 pieces of paper. All this grunt work is sure to pay off big next weekend and I can't wait!