Last week was a complete bust when it came to sewing. I started having horrible stomach pains early in the week and was pretty much stuck on the couch until late into the weekend. I’m feeling a bit better this week, but I’m still not 100% myself.
Today I had enough strength to whip up a potholder (which I’ll share tomorrow, along with a link to a pattern) and get the two pillow tops shown above ready to quilt. I would have completely finished them if it weren’t for the fact that I ran out of dark gray thread, and would love some matching teal thread for the geometric one. So these won’t be finished until I make a trip out for supplies, but I still wanted to share them in their half finished state!!
I can’t wait until I can cuddle with them on the couch!!
My original gift giving plan was quilts. Loads of Quilts. I had these grand dreams of giving all my immediate family members quilts. Well, as the title of this post says, I am a crazy lady! I realized halfway through the month of December that I would be lucky to even finish one quilt, let alone four. If it was just me here, alone everyday, they would have been finished no problem. But it’s not just me, I’m here with two other human beings who deserve my attention way more than my sewing machine, especially when they both kept getting sick! Damn December and all your sicknesses.
I went through the list of what I wanted to finish and picked out one quilt to do, the Modern Maples quilt by Amanda of Hey Porkchop! that can be found in Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays. (the book has a lot of great patterns, not just this one. I highly recommend it). It’s something different than what I normally sew, and it’s just soo pretty! My sister Ashley really likes fall colors and such, so I thought it would be perfect for her.
It’s now three days after Christmas, and I wish I could say I finished this project!! Ha. I was able to piece the front completely, all 18 leaf blocks and 12 solid blocks. I was also able to piece together the back.
Just so my sister and brother-in-law didn’t think they were getting nothing this year, I wrapped the half finished quilt with a note saying I would quilt it and return it to them very soon. I’m hoping to have it finished by this weekend, as long as we don’t all get sick…
As for everyone else, I decided to make smaller sewn gifts, which I’m going to share on Monday!!