Today is Watcha Working on Wednesday at Leslie's blog, "My Country Home".
This week I have been doing quite a bit of sewing. I made a new Spring pocketbook that I posted about on Saturday, HERE.
I have also made a few more blocks for the Cozy Cabins Quilt that I have been working on.
Here are the ones I have made so far.
These squares are easy to make. All you need is a 2 1/2 inch center block in black. I chose fabric in the colors of browns and pinks as the main anchor colors. Each square will have some brown and pink.
The pattern gives the exact measurements for the length of all the strips and how many to cut, etc. I simply cut the strips of my fabric into 1 1/2 inch strips. Then I sew the strips onto the square and trim the excess so that it is square, as I go. The squares are so simple that I can sit down and sew a few strips on without putting alot of thought into it. The only thing that taxes my brain is trying to choose which fabrics to use together on a particular block!
I put all the strips and squares that I have cut so far into a big ziplock bag.
I keep this bag, as well as the other fabric to be used in this quilt in a storage basket. I can pull from this bag and basket in the small snips of time that become available for sewing. Due to the close proximity of my sewing area to the kitchen, laundry room and family room, I can sew a few strips on while doing other things.
My plan is to make a few of these quilt squares each week and eventually I will have completed the number needed to make a quilt.
It requres a lot of patience to make a quilt! I love those books about making quilts in a weekend, but honestly, it just doesn't happen that way in my experience. Or, maybe I'm just not a fast seamstress!
So what have you been working on lately?