So, I must have mentioned that I've been new-year cleaning my house from top to bottom for weeks and weeks, now (lol - I know, it's almost March) - headway has been made and things are feeling sparkly & new, so now I'm tying up loose ends like finding a dresser for my workspace, hanging things up, and finally sewing pillow covers - and all that other fun stuff. Yay!
And, yes - it's very bright. My poor husband - who once admitted to me (an intense color-lover) he was a little scared of color - is going to have the most cheery of cheeriest bed covers, now. heh. It'll be good for him, I think.
And when I say quilt, it's actually a bit of a 'faux' quilt/duvet cover. :) lol.
To explain that - the top will be pieced squares and have a layer of batting, a 'la quilt. I'm going to tie it instead of quilting it, to save a little time (plus, my very favorite first quilt from mom I got when I was 8 was tied, and it feels very nostalgic to me). Once the top is 'quilted', I'll sew a sheet with some buttonholes at the bottom to the back, a 'la duvet cover, so the top looks like a quilt but it still holds my beloved duvet. Silly? Cute? I rather like it.
A lil run-down of what I've done so far, on my quilt:
First, I collected and collected yummy patterns and florals! I started to cut out the 14 squares a row x 15 rows of squares out (that's 210 squares!) and then realized the all-florals I'd originally planned looked *super crazy & chaotic*, so I added in some solid(er) colors and little patterns...
Then I laid my ironed-but-still-wrinkly pieces onto my whole entire living room floor - bottom wrong-side up, batting (super-wrinkly!) in the middle, and then the top face-up on top and pinned it all together.
Then I worried about how wrinkly it was, googled how to tie the quilt, and then found all these helpful how-to-lay-it-out-unwrinkly-with-tape tutorials. ha ha. I then contemplated pinning it again, but decided to just embrace these things that give the charm to a handmade quilt. :) It's really not that bad.
It's oh-so-cheery, and just how I imagined it - I just want to keep unfolding it and looking at the whole happy thing, together! lol. I have it all pinned, now, so I'm hoping to baste the edges tonight while I hang with mister husband watching (hopefully oscar-nominated!) movies.
It feels like a little it of spring, to me. Inside my home! :)
What are your thoughts on quilting? Like it? Think it's crazy? Questions?
Does anybody know of any *awesome* how-to-tie-a-quilt tutorials?
I'm going to take a little weekend blog-break, now - I have lotsa (fun) work to catch up and such, I'm hoping for diner breakfast and sunny walks, and I'll keep chugging on the quilt - and when I'm done, I'll list all my how-I-made-it steps out, and my fabric sources here, for ya.
Back on Monday with a crafty vengeance!
Happy weekend, friends! :)