Friday, July 13, 2012
A quick word on what I did tonight. First is I fully finished 3 out of the 12 napkins that will be a birthday gift for my father-in-law. I love the way they are turning out. I'm using a pattern posted by Molly on the Purl Bee and made them with Shades of Grey by Daisy Janie fabric I picked up on Stitch Steals. This is my first time using a bias tape maker - so intimidating at first but so so easy. Thank goodness for internet videos.
The napkins went up pretty quick, but there was a fair amount of pinning involved. I'm not a huge fan of pinning, most to my detriment. But I was a good girl and pinned the binding to the main fabric within an inch of its like and I'm pleased to say that I think it really made a difference.
The last 9 are so close to being finished. I would have had them done tonight, but a certain little man decided to wake up and have a melt down in his crib that took some tending to.
I have no real plan for how this quilt is going to take shape, which is a big deal for me. I've never been one to just make stuff up. I'm perfectly creative, but I like guidelines. But block #1 is done, it is 15 inches square and is ready for more to join it!
Sadly this weekend won't see me doing a lot of sewing but it will find me flying to Boston for my friend Soda's bachelorette party! First night away from the Rupper... I know I'm going to have fun but will miss waking up in the morning and walking down the hall to see his sweet face.