Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cesarean Quilt: Hair

After posting the beginning of my Cesarean Quilt yesterday I went upstairs and worked on it for the rest of naptime.  It is definitely a naptime quilt!  It is too big to work on on a table, and has lots of straight pins and little pieces--not exactly toddler and sanity friendly.

So far it measures about 40"x 60?ish, then I used a water soluble pen to sketch a guideline for the pieces.

Anyway, it was a glorious 3 hour nap, so I got a fair amount done:

Close up of the woman...hard to see....try squinting.  

Over the weekend I went through all my scraps and bottled all the small black, red, tan and yellow pieces.  I wanted to use glass jars, but they aren't very toddler friendly.  
I started with the hair, laying out pieces, then trimming them, then pinning them.

Then I sewed them all down using my walking foot.  The straight pins poked me a lot, and several came out, which caused problems putting the fabric back in the right spot while the quilt was still under the machine.  I will definitely be trying the glue method next!
The back.  I had to trim the extra threads on the top as I sewed so the foot wouldn't get caught under them.

All morning I've been wanting to work on it, but I know it would be a headache with a toddler "helping," so I'm anxiously awaiting nap time :-)

1 comment:

  1. Loving it! I totally dig the jars of fabric--its kinda weird all by itself!