January 18, 2011

Multitasking Is A Wonderful Thing...

I adjusted the plan a bit for my Pure Table quilt. I was attempting to create this quilt using only charm squares and fat quarters, but soon realized that I was going to need yardage to make it the size I wanted. (The finished size will be approximately 60" x 72".)

I popped over to Etsy to one of my favorite sellers (thesproutzstore), and ordered up yardage in a few of the fabric patterns I was already using. My order arrived on Saturday and now I have many more options for finishing my project.

The first thing I decided was to add another band of white from my jelly roll, and then the new blue/brown 4" border. I'm liking how it's looking!
Today, I'll add the tiny white dots on a sand-colored background (the folded piece on the left side of this picture), as my final border. I'm making this one 6" wide. Then, I'll piece the backing fabric and take everything over to Kathy at Sandy's Quilt Shop in Harbour Heights. I want to have this one professionally quilted, instead of doing it myself.

I have enough fabric to make some placemats out of the same patterns, and perhaps a couple of...yup!...mug mats, just for fun!

I finished another project over the weekend, too!
While Evvie and I were stitching away on the Pure quilt, Miss Ellie was busy stitching out the eagle and my nephew's name on a sweatshirt. It's cold in Wisconsin, and this will keep him warm. Ethan is nine years old and involved in scouting. He told me that he'd like to become an Eagle Scout when he grows up. I thought the eagle might be a little inspiration for him.

I sent it off to him yesterday. I know it's going to be a little big for him, but he'll have "room to grow". I hope his mom sends me a photograph of him wearing it when he gets it. Wouldn't that be nice?

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Createology said...

Your quilt is coming along beautifully. Love the "Eagle Scout" sweatshirt for your nephew. How fortunate he is with you supplying support and inspiration. Happy sewing...

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the quilt's simplicity and elegance. I look forward to seeing a future photo. Have a great week my friend. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the quilt; the colors are really pretty! Great sweatshirt, too! My son is an Eagle Scout and I think he would have LOVED a sweatshirt like that (still would, I think)!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Donna,

I love the mug mats. You are so creative. I have some findings and scraps so I might have to give this a try. I love the shape.

And your quilt and sweatshirt are perfect.

Carol

Jane said...

You are the queen of multitasking!! I have said it a thousand times but I'll say it again, I'm in awe over how much you are able to accomplish in one day!! If I could get half of that done I would be happy!
Have a great day.
Jane

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ethan is a lucky fella ! Your work is so beautiful and I treasure each bit I have of it ..(())
Francie

DeeDee said...

Wow..this is coming together beautifully.... cannot wait to see it all complete..

adn Miss Ellie does as good of work as you... beautiful little shirt.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

Remember me??
I know i should be slapped for being so negligent in keeping up with you - but, last year was a tough one medically and i'm just now catching up with everyone.

i loved seeing your cute quilt and that sweatshirt that you embroidered is wonderful - you are so gifted.

Michelle May said...

And she's a cool Auntie too!!!
:)
xx, shell

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The quilt is looking so lovely! And what a great sweatshirt you created. Hurray for more mug mats - they are so wonderful! Theresa

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