Thursday, December 1, 2011

Baby Bird Quilt

For my 11th quilt this year, I'm making a Cartwheels (link to the tutorial) baby quilt with some birdy precut fabric I got at Joann's.  I bought it on clearance months ago, and have been holding onto it for the right quilt.  It has almost been used for several quilts, but then something better came along.  And well, I rather like the fabric and think it will make a very nice gender neutral quilt (we're not planning to find out the sex of this baby).

All the strips sewn together and ironed

I was pretty disappointed with the precut fabric.  The cuts were inconsistent in length and more than a few were not straight!  It's frustrating to spend a fair amount of time and effort to make 20 straight strips, only to pair them with a bunch of crooked ones!

Quilting while pregnant is different than when I'm not pregnant.  I have to put more forethought into things.  Like if it's going to take 45 minutes to iron open the seams on all 21 strips (I added an extra), then I need to do them in batches and do it sitting down so I don't strain my back.  And I have an ever growing pile of snacks on my quilting table so I don't have to run downstairs to get food when I become hungry.

Cut up and ready to sew back together.

Anyway, that's where I'm at with my quilting.  I'm still anxiously waiting for my roll of batting.  I hope it will get here tomorrow so I can spend all day Saturday quilting.  But there's a storm a comin' and I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't get here until Monday.

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