Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What is going on in my sewing room!

LOL that title sound very ominous. I have been sewing like crazy the last week on the Sun Bonnet Sue project. There are 14 Sue’s to be attached to the black background in there block. I have 30 total Sue blocks so that is going to mean a second quilt. Originally my thought was to make a smaller wall hanging quilt to use the blocks that were not in the main quilt.

Then after laying things out if we use 14 Sue blocks in the quilt and then do a picture of the block maker on one of the squares there are enough blocks to make two quilts. I doubled my work on this project but I think it is a perfect plan to have two quilts they are both going to be queen size.  So far they are going together just as easy as pie. I debated at first if I was going to machine button hole stitch around the Sue blocks when I put them on the black background but the more I thought about it with the Sue blocks all hand button hole stitched I just could not go to the sewing machine for that part.  It is a showy part of the quilt and so I really feel that they should be hand stitched down.

Yepper it is more work but it really is going fast. I have 7 blocks all ready stitched down and only 7 more to go for this top. Then I need to sew the black sashing around the blocks and the top will be done. I am debating if this quilt would be better to have it hand quilted or if machine quilting would be good.  Decisions decisions. Though the owner will have some say in that part of it.  I am leaning toward suggesting that the quilt be hand quilted.

I took a picture of the blocks that I have done and the one I am working on as they are on my flannel wall. Some of the colors are not where I want them to be on the outer border of the blocks but they can be moved around that is not a big deal yet.


I also am working hard on getting the blocks done so I can sew the black sashing on them since it is on sale this coming weekend and 20% off is a good deal.

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