A strange thing happened on my way to the computer to write this post, I realized something. Knitting is my first love and always will be but that “cheating” I was doing a while back with quilting is here to stay. It’s become a great new relationship that I’ve come to embrace and want very much to continue to explore. I just can’t get it out of my mind.
I’ve been sewing some little projects to spruce up the house a bit, like this comforter cover. It is so hard to find a duvet that you want in the size and color you want that doesn’t cost a fortune. Not to mention settling for something that will work but you’re not crazy about. While it is hard to find flat sheets sold separately Target has their RE line and the colors are great. Not to mention the fabric washes and wears beautifully.
So here it is a reversible duvet that I love! In the colors I love.
This took about 40 mins to sew. I just have to decide on the closure. Velcro, buttons, cotton twill tape for ties?
Which brings my to the next fix-er-upper…
A body pillow cover. Here’s another item that is very hard to find a cover for that matches and I like. This took about 15 mins to sew. Just one seam around the middle. Easy! Yes, I know it needs ironing (my mum would kill me for posting this picture without “hitting it” with the iron first). Pillow cases also sold separately at Target. (no I am not employed by them in anyway).
Now while these projects are fun and functional and educational they are not what wakes me up at 1 in the morning lately.
It’s this…finding the perfect way to sew the binding on a quilt.
Or whether to cross hatch or stipple (neither of which I’m very good at yet)…? My head aches from the possibilities and from my lack of skill. I’m learning but it’s slow. When I learned to knit I was single, childless and living alone in a perfect one bedroom apartment. All I had was time to “play”. Life has changed just a bit. Time must be used wisely and unselfishly. My other problem is I hate a messy house. Some would say why clean, it will only get dirty again but I can’t work, live or create with dust bunnies rolling around.
This quilt is surprise for a friend who also knits, quilts and blogs. She actually reads my blog so I can’t show you anymore of it yet. Hopefully she is too busy these days to “visit”. I’ll fill you in soon on her and the quilt.
You know you have a bit of a growing situation when you buy a cutting mat half the size of your dining room table. My table seats 10…Do you see where this is going?
My flame is also being fanned by my hubby (who, as always is fully supporting me). This morning he pulled an article from the paper for me on “Modern Quilters”. When you’re partner supports your efforts, no matter what they are and even when they take away time from him, that is true love.
The juices are flowing and quilting is now officially here to stay….