Thursday, January 29, 2015

holding pattern

 

The blog has been a little quiet lately. I'm battling a flare up of bulging disk/sciatica that is taking the wind out of my sails a bit. Also tackling a freelance design job I do every January, which is unavoidably keeping the sciatica pretty riled up – all the sitting sitting sitting in front of the computer. I get up every few minutes to stretch and get new ice packs like some old lady.

On my desk are half-done colly bird pieces (lovety love these birds, and no, can't show you yet) and my throw quilt is in the final stage of construction. It's been sitting neglected for weeks and weeks. I seriously can't wait to show you that thing. My first quilt!

I've just sat here for the last several minutes and written an amusing paragraph on how I managed to booger up the angled binding join like a big noob and have to fix it. After staring at this photo that I took to show you my mistake, it became clear that I'm an even bigger noob for not realizing it's actually probably correct. Wow. Er... Right? Just need to sew those angled ends right sides together and Bob's your uncle, yes?


Mmmkay. After joining that {with no further mishap imagined or otherwise}, all that's left to do is hand stitch the binding on the back side and give it a wash.

That first picture shown above is the fabric selection (Cotton & Steel and Michael Miller) I've recently purchased to turn my girls' old duvet covers into quilts. Haha. I planned on giving it to them for Valentines day but it's not looking good is it?

4 comments:

  1. Ooh! You got the white and the navy!! Do you mean you're going remove the back layer and sew a new backing for them to quilt it? Are you just sick of stuffing the duvets in there?

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    1. They moved on to other duvet covers because they wanted a room refresh. Making them into quilts will be a great way to keep them forever. They always need an extra layer on top in winter. I fell in love with that bird fabric too! Great excuse to get some. I've removed the back layer of the duvet covers and this fabric will be pieced on the backs (three very large, simple pieces, as large as they can get). Seems simple and it actually might work out. The polka dot is the binding fabric.

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  2. You poor thing, back pain sucks. Would a standing desk help?

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    1. Hitch and Thread, thanks a bunch. It's actually more like booty/leg pain. My back feels fine mostly, but I'm sure the trouble originates there. It's weird. A standing desk might be great, but once the flare up calms down I'll be good again. :-)

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