Hey everyone!! I have been working hard on a sewing project the past couple days. I found a bunch of scraps in my moms stash of fabric and they all matched pretty well. I can’t ermember who’s idea it was, either mine or my sisters, maybe it was mom? Anyway, one of us thought the scraps would make a cute Christmas tree lap quilt. They were mostly all green with some red. I found enough of them and made it into a tree shape:
Here’s what I came up with first.
My sister found some white fabric with stars on them so I cut that up to make up the sides of the quilt. I was wanting to make the whole thing 20 in x 20 in. I’m not very good at cutting straight, even with a ruler, so it turned out to be all different lengths.
I pinned the edges face together, one strip at a time and then sewed them a quarter inch or less from the edge.
Here’s the front of it before it was all the way finished.
And here it is all sewn together and ironed.
Today I cut the backing out from a pretty red print fabric. I had to sew together 3 pieces of batting for the middle and then I pinned them all together. I wanted to do the quilting, but I need my mom’s opinion on how to quilt it so I’ll wait to see what she thinks I should do. I was thinking lines going down the opposite direction of the pieces or the same direction. My sister, Rachelle suggested doing diagonal lines, but since I’m not a straight sewer they would look funky because my pieces aren’t all sewn the same size. UGH!! I’m a beginner, I need to cut myself some slack!
So, it’s not finished yet, but I hope I’ll be able to quilt it tonight and then bind it and finish it up tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes:)
Here’s a list of the rest of the projects I want to finish in the next 6 days before we leave (Has it already been 3 weeks??!! I can’t believe we’re leaving next week. I’m sad!):
Malaya’s Dress & shirt Check!
Tree quilt Check!
Monkey bib Check!
4. My quilt
Flowers (for headbands and clips) All I need to do for these is glue them onto some matching fabric or felt!:)
So, if I finish the tree quilt tomorrow and start on the Monkey bib that night I think I can knock that out by Saturday and start on my quilt. I’m really excited about my quilt!! I’m going to use a jelly roll that my mom has already and cut out some extra strips from her scraps and do kind of the same thing as I am with this tree quilt, just bigger. I’m excited about it!! I LOVE the colors and fabric I’ve picked out!!
What have you been working on lately??!! Share with us so we can admire it:)
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