Sunday, September 13, 2009

Quilting for winter warmth

Winters in Pennsylvania are NOTHING like they were in Maine...... but they still get cold and I like to be comfy in my house.....

A few days ago on one of my shopping trips I found an upholstery store that sells lots of goodies...... and you can get fabric samples there too...... So wandering around in the store and seeing what was
available led me to the samples that I ending up picking through. I found enough to make a nice patchwork coverlet. And then picked out a piece of fabric for the backing. I won't need to add batting to this. It is plenty heavy. And will keep me toasty warm on winter nights when I sit in front of the tv. Or curl up on the couch with a good book. Here is the fabric I picked out.
The first step was laying out all the squares in a random fashion. Then starting to sew up the rows. That didn't take too long. The best part of this type of quilt is NO CUTTING. I labeled each by pinning a small yellow square paper at the top left of the row and numbered so they would go together in the right order.
My sewing machine is set up in an area where I can watch my shop for customers. That helps a lot.
I started putting the rows together, there will be 7 rows of 6 squares. That should make it approx 42 by 49. We shall see. But meanwhile you get the idea. I hope to get a lot more done this afternoon and then put the thing together. Well before winter arrives.

I hope to have real progress tomorrow.

1 comment:

Greg and Diane Hayden said...

I can't wait to see the finished product. I love to quilt when time permits.