Saturday, June 15, 2013

quilted mile.

One of the huge perks of living in below ground is that the temperature stays pretty consistent. The downside is that if the folks upstairs decide to run the air conditioning, my apartment turns into an icebox, since hot air rises and cold air sinks. I'm currently running a space heater, wearing long pants and am bundled up in a sweatshirt, and suffering from a virus no doubt brought in by one of the children at pre-school. My immune system is going to be fabulous by the fall.

Being cold [and having the chills] means that curling up under a quit to work on it is not such a big deal in the summertime. At least, in the A/C. The Attic Windows quilt needs it's edges bound, and it's all done [yay I met my deadline!]

And I've been working on another baby quilt for some cousins who are expecting a girl in September. I had a cheery yellow duvet that I had sewn up but that I was never really happy with, so I repurposed it for this, and I'm using pearl cotton to quilt it.

When I made the duvet, I bought some matching fabric and cut strips of random widths and sewed them together. When I had new chunks of fabric comprised of the old strips, I cut out new strips that were 4 1/2 " wide and sewed them end to end so that I ended up with one very long strip of 4 1/2" fabric that had many different width stripes of fabric in it. I eventually wrapped it around an empty paper towel roll until I was ready to use it.

Pearl cotton is my new favorite. As of 6/27, this puppy is finished, and just needs to be bound. 

1 comment:

smkyqtzxtl said...

I just love it! It is so cheery!