Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wish I Were Quilting

I really want to get back to sewing! And now that I don't have school and homework to worry about, I think I should. I am close to 1/3 of the way done with a quilt I started about 3 years ago, so I should really finish that up!

The fabric for quilt #1.

One of the main reasons I want to finish that up, is that I have another quilt in mind. When I get a bigger bed, which will probably be some time in the near future (thanks to Dad & Mom!), I decided I am going to make my own duvet cover with white top sheets, and then make a colorful quilt to go along with it. I'll even make matching pillow shams.

I came across a quilt to be my inspiration recently. I found it over at The Mac's, who have just welcomed a new baby boy, Levi. Levi's older sister Cora passed away about a year ago from cancer. To raise money to pay for Cora's medical bills, they opened up a store named after the little girl. Her mom and grandma make dresses and shirts and blankets and things to sell. Cora and Levi's grandma used scraps from the Cora dresses to make Levi this quilt.

I love the colors and the vintage look. Plus it's all squares, so it will be easy to sew! So now I just need to start collecting fabrics. I have some old pajama pants that no longer fit, but I still love the fabrics, so I am thinking about working that into the quilt. Might as well get another use out of them!

I plan on cleaning out my craft closet next weekend while Steven is out of town. I have some old art projects from school that I don't think I'll be needing anymore. Then I can get the closet organized so the projects I want to work on are more easily accessible.

Maybe I can make my own cute camera strap!


1 comment:

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