Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Friday afternoon

I saw something on a blog the other day that gave me an idea that I started on today. I am not a quilter but I love patchwork - patchwork anything. Patchwork bedding, patchwork clothes, patchwork furniture... There's just something about it that gets me in my sweet spot. Plus, I go through tons of small very patchworkable scraps of fabric that I have just been throwing away and I hate that.

Patchwork quilting is sewing a bunch of scraps together and then making a sandwich out of a big piece of fabric for the back and batting for the middle and then sewing them all together.

There's also a thing called Quilt As You Go (QAYG) where you sew a bunch of scraps into a square - like 12x12 inches or whatever and then make a quilt sandwich out of the square and then sew all the squares together.

BUT this blog yesterday gave me an idea for, finally, a scrap quilting that most suits me. And I dreamed up a quilted top to make and started making it today. First the back - which, in this case, will be the inside lining.

If I'm clever enough, I may even be able to make this top reversable. We'll see about that. But this was the fabric I happen to have plenty of on hand. I cut out the front and back of the top and basted it onto the batting.

And then I got out my scraps and started building up the outside.

I love it so far. And it's going way faster than I thought it would. I haven't yet gotten to the point where I'm sure it will work out as fine as what is in my head but I'm getting there.

Plus there were dolls to make and I got so sleepy this afternoon that I had to take a nap. I hate naps but I think my getting up so early to swim is catching up with me. No biggie. Totally worth it. And the next two days are late swims since the pool doesn't open til 8.

And I finished this guy last night and forgot to add his photo.

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