Yes, that is what I have been doing this week!
While I worked on the baby quilt, I saw an interesting quilt block in a magazine that I just had to try out!
I decided to give brown, green and yellow a chance. Those are colors I have not worked with before (not much) - a bit outside my comfort zone - one can say. I thought brown and green would make it look a bit dull, that is why I chose yellow to brighten it up. Each block has eight different fabrics - a great way using from my stash! When I saw the bag with green fabrics (I usually sort on colors), I didn't know I love green that much - but guess I do - LOL! I have as much greens as I have blues! :)
I have made 20 blocks, which should be enough for a good sized quilt - plus the borders around it.
I got obsessed by those blocks - LOL - but after making twenty I really needed to do something else!
I continued piecing the baby quilt, sandwiched, pinned and basted too.
I'm not a big fan of pastels, but as a baby quilt I think it is very cute!
After the baby quilt was done, I attacked one of my UFO's; the pinwheel quilt!
This is something I hate to do; the backing and batting! Fortunate we have a big dining table - 2.10 meters long - that is a blessing when working on big quilts.
I use masking tape to fasten the backing on each side, or else it is almost impossible not to pucker!
Here we go! :)
You may smile, but yes, I do use a lot of pins! :)) I have tried pinning a couple of quilts - without basting - before quilting (sewing machine), but it has always ended up too much puckering and I hate spending time unpicking! I prefer to take my time pinning and basting, instead of risk re-doing part of the quilting due to puckering!
Those photos was taken yesterday - today the basting of this quilt is done! :)
Here's the next quilt to be done; the TG - quilt.
I already have the backing, but it is not wide enough so I'll have to "cut and paste" to make it fit - LOL!
My aim is to start working on it tomorrow.
One of the pillows badly needs a new cover. I forgot to take a photo of the pillow cover... My mom made the cover approx 20 years ago! It had a beautiful lace around it, but it is gone some months ago!
I have a lot of batiks, so I thought why not use batiks for the cover?! I have already cut the required pieces, so now it is just to get going! :)
It was raining in the beginning of the week, so where is it better to be than next to "mommy's" sewing area! :)
I've been baking today too, and how that turned out...