I have started getting more use of my Cricut Expressions Die Cut Machine that, until recently, was only put to use when one of the kids had a school project. Now I'm discovering yet another craft that I enjoy-- card making. Unfortunately, when I get excited about a new project I find it difficult to stay motivated to complete older projects. That means that some of the time I could have spent sewing and completing works in progress has been spent on new sewing projects and other crafts.
If you have been following this blog you know that I promised my daughter a quilt to take to college. It was supposed to be completed this summer but other things got in the way. To force myself to keep working on the quilt I have set a deadline of completing the quilt in time to take it to her on Family Weekend in a few weeks. Problem is, other projects have been "jumping in the way".
Like this pillowcase I made for my son's girlfriend who recently lost a family member --
tutorial that show how to make a pillowcase using the burrito technique. The wonderful thing about this technique is there are no raw edges showing on the wrong side. I found the main fabric on the red tag bin at Joann's. It is a cotton flannel. I had enough of the fabric to make two pillowcases. The music and rose motif has special meaning to the recipient of these pillowcases.
And these greeting cards--
But despite all the happy distractions I still managed to make significant progress on the quilt...
Currently I am in search of an area that is large enough to lay out the entire quilt in order to take measurements for the border. After that comes cutting out and piecing the border and the quilt back, sewing on the border. Then, of course, is sandwiching the entire thing together and machine quilting it on my home sewing machine. I am not afraid to admit that I am extremely intimidated. I am not a quilter and this is my first major quilting project! Why oh why did I decide to make a xl twin quilt?!
Oh well, it's only sewing-- right???
Until next time...Sew something you love!