Friday, May 29, 2009

How does it happen??

I've got a kajillion projects started, ufo's out the kazoo and yet, I started a little quilt top but I had to do it. It kind of just happened.....

I cleaned up my sewing room this week. My hubby is out of town so I had plenty of time to stay in my room into the wee hours of the morning. It kind of makes it hard to get up in the morning for work but I just pretend like I'm awake at my desk. I'm pretty sure the boss didn't notice. lol

So, while cleaning I fould a little charm pack that I bought from Cozy Cottage at Road to CA. It was pretty and flowery so I put it up on the design wall and just fiddled with it, moving fabrics around until I liked them. It was only around 35 charms so the top wasn't very big. Maybe baby quilt size. I decided if I put it on point, I could make it just a tiny bit bigger. Also on the design wall were two rows of 30's charms for a charity quilt.

I finished sorting and cleaning on Tuesday night. Wednesday night I sewed the 30's charms together and finished the little charity top. I had found some other 10" fabric squares that were leftover from a backing so I sewed those together too. Now I just have to quilt these and I think I'll donate them to CHOC hospital, where my daughter works.

Okay, so now....... I felt like I couldn't function in my sewing room. It was too clean. LOL I should've pulled fabric out of the closet and thrown it on the floor so I could work! :o) I thought I would start working on the Storm at Sea quilt that I worked on at the retreat so I could get that quilted and mark it off my ufo list. But, I needed to put it on the design wall. The floral charms were still there and I knew if I took them down, it would take me too long to get them all "right" again. So I pulled out a white dot tone on tone fabric and put the top together. The good news is went together quick and it looks cute. Guess I better get back over to Cozy Cottage and see if they have a coordinating print for a border!!

All that for this little tiny quilt. It measures 33 x 45 so it definitely needs a border. Oh, and the bad news is it's 1:25 a.m. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

8 comments:

Kate the Quilter said...

I just love the way you've arranged the fabrics on this little quilt. It is VERY cute!

Yvette said...

That is adorable! I love Cozy Cottage. I think I may have to fit in a few minutes and get over there this weekend to pick up some 30's for a project I want to do. I have to put my blinders on and not look at anything else, so many tempting things there. LOL

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Liz, I love your baby quilt, I sewed some 5" squares last night. Love yours. I'm a night person and go to bed about 2:00AM every night. I need to switch around.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Michelle said...

Sweet little quilt Liz! I spend a few nights this week cleaning up my sewing room too...new bins and storage drawers. Now I feel like I can breathe in here! LOL

Angela said...

Very cheery looking. Some lil one will love it to pieces! So good of you to make it up.

Laura-IH said...

That little quilt was worth staying up late for! It's so sweet! : )

Barb said...

Sometimes time gets lost and then when you wake from your sewing frenzy, it is late....Hope you are able to stay awake today but ohhhh what fun you have been having.

ojaiquilter said...

I love the top, I don't think I could give it away though!!