While I await the arrival of the batting that will go into my fandango quilt, I have gotten to work on the Pure fabric I cut up a while back to get to work on my next project. So far I have sewn all of my strips together (was that a strip piecing extravaganza or what) and pressed many of them. Usually I try to break up between sewing and pressing because I find pressing a lot to be tedious. However, I decided that once I got sewing I may as well keep going. So, here's what I have pressed:
That polka dot is one of my faves so far. But I really do love it all. Here's what I need to do still:
So that will be another day.
On top of these, I have taken on a new project. My sister went to Africa a couple years ago as part of the Free the Children organization (they built a school there). She was gifted a 'wrap dress' that is basically a really long shoulder to floor length strip of fabric.
This is half of it. The other half is the same. She wants to keep it, but there's not really a call here for dresses that consist of a fabric wrapped several times around your body. So, she asked me to make it into a quilt. I will be cutting up the other piece into squares to use for a "border" in order to make it bigger, perhaps queen size. When I do the quilting I'll use my darning foot and do free-motion quilting around all of the little flowers. I think it's going to be great. I hope.