Monday, April 20, 2009

Scrubs, not quilts

    I know I haven't been good about posting as of late. I haven't done anything quilt related, and that has really made it hard to come up with posts. I have been sewing scrubs. I need to make nine, and I've got four done, and two in the process. I always sew scrubs according to thread color, so sometimes I make them one at a time, and sometimes I make two or three assembly line style when I can get away with using the same thread. I am not even making leaders and enders right now since I'm using poly thread instead of cotton.
    I did buy a new quilt pattern for DD#3 wedding quilt. It is a bargello pattern, which I've never made. I started to panic when I saw the pattern calls for 1 inch strips! I think I am going to cut the strips larger. I originally thought of 1 1/2 inch strips, but that will double each dimension of the quilt and make it a large king. I think I'll go with 1 1/4 inch strips instead. I was thinking I was going to have add several borders to get the quilt the right size, but I think enlarging the strips will work better. I was not expecting to have to use such small strips. The pattern is called 'Springtime', but DD#3 has changed all the colors to jewel tones. Seems to me 'Springtime' has turned to 'Winter'. I have several projects I need to finish before I start on the wedding quilt. The wedding is in July, but the reception will be in October. If I get it done for October, I'll be happy.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

Can't wait to see the quilt that you make for the wedding!

You know, I guess I really should make some scrubs for my sister! Giggle, I have had the pattern for about 5 yrs now! :)