20 February 2014
Return to the sewing room
My clothes are once again covered in threads. I must be back in the sewing room.
It has taken me a while to find my feet after hip surgery (is that a pun?), but the desire to return to the sewing room has finally caught up with me. I knew I wanted to make a quilt and I knew I wanted it to be simple, low volume and to include some quirky fabrics and touches of black and white. All the fabrics I wanted to use were already in my stash so it was just a matter of cutting them into strips, joining the strips and cutting these again into pieced squares.
As you can see my trusty crutch is never far away from me.
Then I started to place the strips. I tried not to overthink where I put them because, as I said, I wanted this to be simple, so the strips were put up on the design wall more or less randomly. When I was happy with the placement I sewed everything together.
Now I have a pretty quilt top. My next challenge is to back it and quilt it, but as my usual method of doing this is to crawl around on the floor while I sandwich everything together, it might be a while before it is completed. While my recovery is going well, I am not yet up to floor crawling.