I've spent the last two days creating a Double Irish Chain quilt for Bill. After studying the colors in his home, I came back here to find that the material I had already picked for this quilt would be perfect on his sofa! Here is my progress so far:
"In the beginning..." there are piles of strips, then "sections". I have to label each one to keep them straight. And still it's very easy to pick up the wrong section and end up with my ripping tool!
Here is my pile of "Block A" - after successfully ripping and re-sewing in the correct order! I haven't made a quilt yet that didn't require a fair amount of ripping!
This represents the first "layout". My next step is to sew all the blocks together in the proper order and then begin the "frame" around the picture. The finished product will look very different from the first layout.
I nearly "buggered" my new machine the other day, sewing again with flannel! I don't know what kind of machine will handle flannel well. But I don't think I'm going to work with it again unless it's by hand. Meredith has asked for some crafted "burp pads" made from prefolded diapers and a panel of material sewn to the front. These are the ones that work most successfully on my machine.
They make great gifts to go with a quilt, picking out one of the fabrics from the quilt. I'm having a lot of fun with these.
We'll see how the day goes on the quilt. I'll leave you with one very special picture of a happily full and sleepy baby...