Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Quilting along with Sew Mama Sew

Sew Mama Sew is hosting a doll quilt sew-along. Having never made a quilt, and being just a beginner sewer, I'm very excited about participating. Click on over to find part one of the series here and part two here.

I'm a bit behind, but I have started. Being home all day sounds great in theory, and while I'm enjoying maternity leave immensely, a baby who will not nap and prefers to be held all day is getting a bit wearing. Ah well, I remind myself that my machine is not going anywhere and this brief period in my child's life will be gone in a wink. Can't help but wish I was sewing during my last leave with my first daughter . . .she NAPPED. But as I said, I'm just new at this whole sewing thing.

On to my quilt.
I decided to try and encorporate some of the pieces I've received from Sara in our 5 X 5 swap, some of the fabric I've picked up at the local thrift store, and some bits and bobs from scrap packs I keep buying. I tried to limit how many colours I used, sticking with orange, brown and turquoise as the predominant tones. Since I was cutting 3.5" squares from some larger pre-cut squares, I had some small bits left over, so I decided to make a strip to include on the back. This is the layout I'm going with for both scrappy sides:

I actually have the front almost entirely pieced and the back strip is also done - soon I'll be on to part two, by which time part three will be posted on the sew along. I love how this internet thing works. Keeps me motoring and inspired all the time.

Are any of you participating?

- Donna


Sarah S said...

So cute! Love the color combinations here. I am also doing the sew-along and haven't started part 2 yet.

Sara said...

Donna! You're doing so great so far. You should be very proud of yourself! I really love the strip for the back. You're awesome at putting patterns together.

Hi Sarah S!

Alissa said...

Oh it looks great! I'm a sucker for orange, aqua and brown. This is gonna be so cute!

Donna said...

Thanks everyone. And thanks to alissa for the tutorial. I am loving it!