Since moving into this home and down-sizing to a twin-sized bed, I've been making-do with larger-than-couch-size quilts, or with store-bought WONDERFUL microfiber blankets. But it's time for me to get started on a quilt that will actually cover my toes this winter.
I'm thinking of using this tutorial, and extending the length of the quilt an extra three pieced-block rows. I like the varied colorations I've found of this pattern, like this and
that I don't have a link for, but have labeled " Blushoz from Germany".
But I may need to buy background fabric (gonna try a little somethin' I've got first.). Speaking of background fabric, have you seen the sale going on over at Connecting Threads for a couple more days? Their solids and Mirage fabrics are on sale for $2.96 per yard !
These are the fabrics I've got set aside at this point. Most of them were in a baggy, being collected from all the fat quarters that JoAnn sends. She always slips a few into any commission that she sends for me to work on.......she's just sweet that way !
Anyway, it turns out that although they've been picked up here and there on many shopping trips, most of them will go together wonderfully in ONE quilt (actually, while I have them out, I hope I'll be smart enough to cut extra squares to put into more than one quilt).
What's holding me up is the fact that I haven't yet RE-TRANSFORMED my little bedroom back into a sewing room. So, although I have access to my ironing board and my sewing machine, I have to set up a cutting board in the kitchen/diining area, and that creates too much of a mess to leave out for more than an afternoon. And this looks like I could be cutting for several days, not to mention squaring up blocks as I go along ! Ooh, it sounds so fun, I've just got to make it happen !
In other news, the baby shower is this afternoon, so I hope that the little 'River' quilt will be a happily received gift among all the always-welcome diapers and cute clothing !