Feeling crumby again today…
I finished the swaddling cloths for the grandchild today. After watching a dozen or more videos on how easy a rolled hem presser foot was to use (yeah, right), I gave up and pressed and sewed the hems with my regular foot. The good news is they turned out fine!
However,the experience (and steam iron burns) have encouraged me to remove reception blankets from the list. Bibs will be revisited at a later date.
My crumb quilt also progresses nicely. I’m very happy with the way it is looking. A few more good days like today and I’ll be crossing it off the list.
My sewing room has gone crumb crazy!
Tomorrow I really have to sit down and organize what I’ve done and figure out where to go from here. They sure are pretty tho!
My creative tool of choice today was my seam ripper. Counterintuitive, I know, but sometimes to go forward, you must back up first! I had previously decided I would frame my crumb blocks, but I just didn’t like the way they looked. (Took me 22 blocks to make that decision.) So I put that project on the bottom of the pile and walked away.
This afternoon I sat down with my seam ripper and removed all the borders. Took me hours, but they are finally all finished. I figure I’ll use the strips in another project, or maybe make crumb block from them.
Another day of crumb catching. Dug out the blocks I started last year. I had originally planned to frame each block with white, but I didn’t really like the way they looked…so into a box they went to be dealt with another day.
I’ll get cozy with my seam ripper tomorrow and take all the borders off.
My plan now is to sew all the crumb blocks together wily-hilly. I think they will make one big, chaotically beautiful scaptastic top!
Another day of crumb catching, though no blocks to share yet. I did start working on a crochet project that’s been waiting in the wings since before Christmas. Now that I’ve made a blanket for everyone in my family that wanted one, I’ve started on one for ME. The yarn looks black in the photo, but it’s actually several nice shades of blue!
A slow, not particularly productive day though I did work on some crumb blocks today. As an unrelated aside, I baked the first loaves (cranberry walnut) from my sourdough starter. Not a bad Wednesday.
Baby quilt is *FINISHED* and crossed off my list! I feel so accomplished 🙂
I also finished the burb cloth I wanted to make. This was a sentimental item, an ”inherited” hand towel from my Mom that we used as a burb cloth for both our boys. Believe it or not, this towel was still in rotation in my kitchen towel drawer (40 years later—how sad is that?) I backed it with some cute matching fabric from my stash and officially promoted it from towel to burb cloth!
13 – compiled project list, created blog
14 – baby quilt binding
15 – binding/label on baby quilt *FINISHED* and burb cloth *FINISHED*
16 – crumb blocks
17 – crumb blocks, crocheted blanket
18 – crumb blocks, crocheted blanket
19 – crumb blocks, crocheted blanket
20 – crumb blocks, crocheted blanket
21 – swaddling cloths *FINISHED*, crumb blocks, crocheted blanket
22 – crumb blocks, crocheted blanket
23 – ditto yesterday
24 – ditto yesterday
25 – ditto yesterday
26 – ditto yesterday
27 – ditto yesterday
28 – feed sack table runner, crocheted blanket
Today I worked on the binding on the baby quilt for my first grandchild, a granddaughter Madeline, due in March. I started this project at quilt camp last September and had it quilted a while ago. Once the binding is finished, I’ll be ready to attach the label and send it in a big box of goodies to California.
It’s been a productive week with slow, but steady progress on my list. I finished my feed sack table runner and two matching napkins. I hope I have some additional fabric squirreled away somewhere so I can make at least two additional napkins. I started work on the crib mobile for our new granddaughter (expected … Continue reading Onward and Upward
1 – feed sack table runner, crumb blocks 2 – feed sack table runner *FINISHED*, crumb blocks, crocheted blanket 3 – crumbs blocks, crocheted blanket 4 – feed sack napkins (2) *FINISHED*, crumb blocks, crib mobile, crocheted blanket 5 – crumbs blocks (35 total), crib mobile, crocheted blanket 6 – crumb blocks (38 total), crocheted … Continue reading March Progress
Today I finished sewing the binding on my feed sack table runner. I’m pleased with the way it turned out! And now a new plan. I’ve decided that, given my project progress is slow—steady, but slow—daily updates are unnecessary. A bit of a grind, really and boring even for me. So I think I’ll try … Continue reading Day Eighteen
My feed sack table runner is nearing completion and I’ve added two more 12-inch blocks to my crumb quilt pile.