Daily Archives: February 24, 2009

Fat Quarter Exchange Update!

I have received several of the fat quarters from the Sew Mama Sew Fat Quarter Swap! What great fun receiving the surprise fabrics in the mail!  Thank you to everyone that is participating!

I will post pictures of the fabrics that I receive when I have received all of them.  I look forward to seeing everyone’s websites and blogs, and what you make with the fabric.

I look forward to talking with all of you!

Wall Quilt

I’ve actually made some progress on my Spare Change Wall Quilt!  I have the top pieced and ready to assemble.  I know it doesn’t seem like I’ve gotten far, but really I have!

Spare ChangeI decided to do a sort of stacked coin layout, I really had a hard time matching the blocks that I received in a way that liked them.  But I found that if I put the colors of a couple of blocks together, I felt better about it.

This has really been a simple project, but in some ways difficult for me.  It’s actually been years since I did any quilting, and I have really been procrastinating about it.  And the thing is, I am not a procrastinator by nature!  I love quilts, and I keep on adding to my stash to make some!  I have tons of books and ideas as well. Having to work with the fabrics I received, (not the black of course) has challenged me a great deal.

So I am hoping that I get this machine quilted this next weekend.  At least that is the plan.  I ordered a couple of new presser feet for my sewing machine, and as soon as they arrive, I will begin.  I’m thinking of adding a multi-color binding, about 1/2 inch to the edge.  What do you think?