Sunday, June 6, 2010
Half a quilt top
I have my beach quilt top halfway finished! I was actually hoping to get the whole quilt top pieced together, as my husband was working all weekend and I didnt really have any plans...however life and other things got in the way. Saturday turned into a manicure/pedicure and shopping date with my mom for most of the day...so I guess I can't complain, I think getting a pedicure might be the equivalent of heaven. And my mom and I don't go on shopping trips together nearly enough! We both had some Kohls cash to spend, so of course I ended up spending about three times as much as my cash amount, so typical! However I did come home with some super cute sparkly sandals among other summer clothing purchases.
Anyways, as I was saying, I didn't get much sewing done Saturday, but today I had the majority of the day to play with, and I finished all my color blocks
I just love looking at them, they turned out so bright and vibrant!
I cut the white fabric and the black and white squares and started to sew those together, and decided that I just could not wait to start piecing my rows together because I wanted to see what the final project was going to look like. My initial plan was for my blocks to be 10 x 10 when sewn, but I quickly realized that apparently I was not careful enough either when cutting or sewing because my blocks weren't quite matching up! So I ended up cutting back the blocks so that they were 9.5 x 9.5 inches (so dont look too closely at the outer ring of my blocks because they are 1/2 inch shorter than I intended!) I dont think it's too noticeable, and its made piecing my rows together easy peasy, and everything is lining up perfectly.
So far, I'm loving it, its so bright and cheerful, I can't wait to finish piecing the whole top, I'll post when I do!