Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cesarean Quilt: Red II & DNP update

We went camping this weekend, so I didn't do any quilting for three days.  It was a good rest for my body and mind.  I tend to stress/clench my upper body muscles while sewing, so having a few days off gave them a chance to relax a bit.  I still need a massage though...

Yesterday I got a lot done on the Cesarean Quilt:

Ooh, I figured out how to make the photos bigger!

I'm loving how it is developing!  It is really fun to work on too.  Ticker Tape quilts are a lot of fun, and really easy.  I highly recommend using a glue stick to hold the pieces in place until sewn down, and using a free motion/darning foot to sew them down so you don't have to rotate the quilt 3-4 times per piece of fabric!

Since that quilt is a nap-time only quilt, I decided to work on the Disappearing Nine Patch quilt at the same time, since a lot of it can be done while my little one is awake and playing near me.  Since the nine patch squares were already cut into quarters, I just sewed two together at random and got this:

Fifty-something sewn one after another to get this long line of half blocks.

Then I ironed most of them (I have a few left to iron today):

Next I'll sew two of those together to make a full DNP block.  Then I need to decide on what color for the sashing and border, any suggestions?  I need to go through my fabric stash and see what I can use out of there....then maybe I can post the options.

1 comment:

  1. fun! the disappearing 9 quilt is going to be cute! I like all the fabrics and how they go together.