Wednesday, 30 April 2014

After cutting and having a think...

Hi everyone

After my last post I decided to go with the 7" economy blocks for the belly monster's quilt :)

But after cutting (what felt like a bazillion 4" and 5" squares) and having a think...I have decided that maybe 63 economy blocks is a little ambitious for my 1st quilt?!

I'm one of those people that like quick(ish) finish, or things never get done :) So...I plan on making at least 21 economy blocks (maybe a few more) and then cutting some 7" blocks out of some favourite fabrics I've been hoarding to make up this quilt.  I even have 2 little car (cushion sized) panels that I was planing on putting into the little monsters quilt - when I get around to it - but I think I might use one for the baby's quilt and the other can be in the little monsters one. I might even make up some scrappy patchwork 7" blocks with my left overs from the economy block making process...but I'm not fully decided about this yet :)

The blocks that I've organised so far all consist of scraps from my scrap boxes or were cut from fat 1/4's.

Here are a few pictures of my progress so far:

Cutting what felt like a bazillion squares and making some into triangles...

The planned first 9 blocks...

The planned next 9 blocks...

I ran out of triangles made from 5" squares at this stage, and haven't cut any more yet...but I have quite a few 4" ones left....

So far I have actually sewn only 1/2 of one block...oh well, at least it's a start :P

And I keep interrupting myself with other projects...

Like my necessary clutch - which I plan on finishing this week, it is Selfish Sewing Week after all; And like this last minute gift that I started yesterday...

I needed to get the iron out and couldn't be bothered, so decided it could wait - hopefully I finish it in time!

Well that is what I've been up to these last few days...I'm going to be joining in here:

And Sew We Craft and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 
See you

P.S. The bulk of this post was written at 5:30am when I could't sleep due to some little monster kicking me in the belly I'm a little tired :P and maybe a little delusional? 
I reserve the right to change my mind about the belly monsters quilt again at some point in the future :D

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely! Love the colors pick...
    It looks like it's going to be a success.:)