This was the saying on my calendar a couple of weeks ago. I love it and it's very appropriate for the way I sew sometimes! Of course depends on the project.
I was given a panel and some pieces of fabric - some yardage, some FQs, some F8s and some bits and pieces. The task was to create a small quilt. No problem - that should be easy.
I started with a few calculations.................
|A few calculations
Yep - that's all the calculating I did. I figured I would make it up as I go along!
Put the panel on the wall and then started to throw the rest of the pieces at it to see what it looked like. Actually in this next photo, I was already several steps ahead. There was no time to take pictures! Well, truth be told, I hadn't even thought about it. But I knew the quilt was going to the recipient very soon after it was made so I could easily blog about it.
|Work in progress
You can't see in the photo below, but it really does glow in the dark!
|Glow in the dark!
I had to remove some of the orange borders and reassemble them. I had put some of the borders on and then realized that I needed to put the top part on first - DUH! So off with the orange side borders, add the top and bottom row and then put the borders back on after having to make them longer!
|Top row of planets is ON!
|Hmmm - what doesn't look right here?
Here is a shot with one of the teal strips gone! Looks much better.
|Teal strip - GONE!
I mentioned the backing yesterday. There was some FQ and F8 from which to make the backing. I did have to use two different colors of the same print and the back turned out great. There were a lot of seams in that backing and you can't see any of them because of the dark busy print.
Believe it or not, this is for a baby that isn't even born yet. The parents are really really into all things space and when we showed the Dad this fabric - he said YES. So space it is! The baby is a girl! I love it!!! And I made it a bit bigger than a normal baby quilt - the finished size is 45 by 60 so that the baby won't grow out of it quickly. I think the parents were more excited (well - I only know the Dad) was way more excited about the quilt than the baby!
My kitchen cupboards are all clean and now I have to sort through all that stuff which I don't have time for. But I have until next week to get it done before the cleaning lady comes again! I'm working from home today and so in trying to be practical, I made my own tea this morning from the copious amounts of tea that I found in the cupboard. Hmmmm - if I have a tea everyday for one year - I might finish it all off!!! There is a LOT of tea!
On that note, I'm out of here.
Have a super day!!!!