Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Final Project.

I started out National Sewing Month stating that I'd like to end the month with a big bang. I toyed around with quite a few ideas, but only one ever ended up coming to fruition. I decided on (drumroll please.....!) a scrap quilt! This quilt, aside from the backing, is made solely from scraps I had leftover from previous projects. My idea started out really well if I do say so myself. I had JUST enough scraps for the squares I needed, cutting was easy-peasy and I liked the way it was starting to look. Somewhere in all that perfection, mistakes started popping up. Problem is I didn't see them until it was all sewn together. But you know - I'm OK with that! It's a scrap quilt, it's not supposed to be perfect! Most important thing - my kids love it. They are enjoying pointing out what each square is from - which dress it came from, who's blanket I made with that fabric... etc. etc.

All laid out and ready to become a quilt.

The top before I decided to add the strips.

And the finished project -

I hope you all enjoyed National Sewing Month 2008 as much as I did! There are many more posts to come seeing as Christmas Day is just 2 months and 23 days away!


Megan said...

very cool!

Carrie said...

OMG - I love this blog. I started sewing in April as well. I just came home one day and told my husband I was buying a sewing machine. I am loving it, but my projects have a long way to go. Your projects are amazing! You need to give me some pointers!

Carrie said...

Christina -
Go for it with the ornaments. I am glad people like them! I had fun making them. Inexpensive and fun. I am thinking of doing all different sizes and decorating a tall skinny tree at our entry way with them!
And I know what you mean about seeing the projects up close. I made a blanket for a friends baby, and if you look close you see the lines don't line up. But she loved it, and thats what counts. Really though - I love your stuff!

Christy said...

Wow, it looks wonderful! Very fun and cheery.