Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Finishes & Spontaneous Starts.
I finished my king triangle quilt, one I started April 2013... the damn thing should be longer but eh.... Just in time, as the warm weather has made my husband eschew thick cozy comforters - We are using two quilts, I'm using one of my lap quilts too. How the fuck did people used to get by on just quilts? Maybe I read Little house on the Prairie wrong. Maybe they used a goose down comforter they got at land's end under their quilts. I have the series on my birthday wishlist, so maybe I can reread it and it will tell me how they didn't freeze to death each winter.
I'm also working an a double wedding ring quilt which was on my quilt bucket list. I think it's going to be twin sized. I have a boyfriend who's mother got him one and seeing it reinvigorated my interest. I wish I had gotten my new awesome sewing machine before I started this. 1/4" seam allowance was just a vague marking on the old one.
I started a new bucket list project too, cause finishing things that are taking up room would be anathema to me. It's a Dear Jane. I don't know why. Well I do, its because I saw this here, loved the quilting loved the version of this quilt, it was one of my first 5 pins on Pinterest.
GO DEAR JANE! I'm excited about it, so far of the dozen blocks I've made I've had 20 minute blocks and 90 minute blocks. 5.5" with sashing Gah, 220 some blocks. It hurts. Nevertheless I don't have a day job so sometimes I can geek out on sewing for hours at a time.