You may recall, a week ago I did a post about a rainbow of colour that I saw on my sewing room floor and the subsequent idea that popped into my brain for a new quilt. Seriously people - sometimes you just gotta go with the flow, and so last week that's what I did.
How it looked on Sunday when inspiration struck
On Monday I cut all those fabrics into strips.
Tuesday - More cutting of plain fabric and I started strip piecing
Wednesday saw more strip piecing. At this point I was going a little strip piecing crazy.
Thursday -Cutting - lots of cutting
Friday-Had planned for this to be a bumper day but a run to Toys R Us, Spotlight and my parents for a visit, kind of put the kybosh on that. I got the 9 patches half done though before I ran out of mojo and took a nanna nap.
Saturday - I finished sewing those 9 patches and heaved a sigh of relief because all the blocks were done. Counted them up and realised I'd actually miscounted and had 4 left to do. So I did them, then made the corner blocks and then pieced the border strips...
Sunday - pressing of 9 patches all done (one with a mistake which I have since unpicked and made right) so now I just have to find a space to lay them out and decide on a design. That seems all too hard at the moment ....my dogs have feet the size of dinner plates and at the moment they seem to be perpetually caked in mud . They also like tap dancing on my quilt layouts...
Stats for the week:
- I was a lean mean piecing machine.
- My iron and I got jiggy with each other ( I think Mr. P suspects an affair!)
- I sewed 610 x 2.5 inch squares together
- I spent 10 hours sewing , cutting, and pressing ( when I was strip piecing it felt like a lot longer than 10 bloody hours let me tell you)
I'm hoping for another productive week in between working and life however it's birthday season here at Maison Pyjamas - and we celebrated a HUGE one yesterday - Little P turned 5. In honour of this monumental event and since he isn't "little"anything anymore I've decided he deserves a new name for my blog.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am proud to introduce the newly renamed-birthdayed-up - Super E!