Monday, January 20, 2014

Design Wall Monday--1/20/2014

On my design surface today is another project for my soon-to-be grandson.  My daughter's pregnancy is now at 35 weeks and I have yet to finish any of the three projects I'm making, though all three are in different stages of progress.  A shopping trip was required for two of them, so my sister and I made a trip to JoAnn's Fabrics on Saturday.  After being assaulted at the door by too loud piped pop-rock music we asked to have turned down, I began to search for a replacement fabric for this project:


My daughter was passed along a Moses basket by a friend and she asked me to make a new liner to replace this pink one--obviously it is not what she wants for her baby boy. There was no suitable pre-quilted double-faced fabric to be found at JoAnn's so I knew I would have to make my own.  The parents like modern and simple so I selected a solid charcoal Kona for the outside, and a fun modern print for the inside. 

The yellow isn't quite as chartreuse nor the charcoal as dark as this photo appears.  I'll channel quilt vertically to emphasize the chevron shapes and use the charcoal for the binding around the top, bottom, and handle openings of the liner. 

This gray freckled aqua print will cover a foam cushion/pad seen as that orange thing in the photo.  I'm thinking aqua thread would be fun, which of course I don't have on hand.  Anyway, it is pinned and ready to go.  The other project, the quilt top I showed last DWM, required batting to be purchased as well, and it is now a quilt sandwich.  The final project is a pair of curtains for the nursery window and I was in search of drapery lining.  Naturally it only comes in 54" widths and I need 60".  I didn't want to have to piece the lining since the front of the curtain will already have to be pieced.  I ended up purchasing two queen sized percale flat sheets to get the width and length I needed.  At $15 apiece, it was a lot cheaper than buying drapery lining.  I'll have a lot of ironing to do, what with 6 yards of curtain fabric and two queen sized sheets!

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10 comments:

Stephanie said...

You have lots to keep you busy but it's fun sewing because it's for your new grandson!!! I love the fabric for the Moses basket. Looking forward to seeing the remake. I don't recall our JoAnns having loud music but during the holidays you are accosted by the disgusting and overpowering scent of cinnamon pine cones!

Patrica said...

It won't be long now before you get to hold your new grandson and put your quilty work to use. So much love goes into these projects I know. JoAnns is such a nightmare anymore I just hate going in there, what is the deal with them?

Nana B said...

Good for you asking them to turn down the music.

Shay said...

You'll finish everything in time for the arrival of your gorgeous grandbaby . That way you can just focus on holding that little sweetie in your arms when he arrives.

Im making curtains too this week. We can offer each other moral support via email if you like since Im sure Im going to be indulging in some swearing during the process.

Sue Daurio said...

Busy, busy! Can't wait to see the Moses basket with the new fabrics. I just got 5 yards of the Kona charcoal, and I'm so in love with it. Pair that with Chevrons and I'm just in heaven. That's one lucky little boy :)

Janet O. said...

Nice fabric combination for that "modern" baby! : )

Teri said...

Once the baby comes you will start a whole new list of things. Babies have a way of doing that.

Cherie in St Louis said...

I'm with you on the too loud music. Ditto for the loud "infomercials" some stores have on TV's in certain departments. Can't even hear yourself think :-[

Vivian said...

How exciting for grandma-to-be, all these projects and ways to stay busy as the delivery day gets near. I had to google a Moses basket, as I was unfamiliar with that. Products are so different now, compared to the "olden days" -- or maybe it's a regional thing.
We're getting a new, bigger, updated JoAnn's in our town in a few months. I hope there's no loud piped-in music. There are a couple places in town I avoid because of that, especially our Jimmy Johns restaurant. I can't hear what the clerk says to me, it's so loud. Rude! just plain Rude. (and I sound like an old grumpy lady)

Kate said...

You've got a lot going on. I really like your fabric choices for the quilted basket liner. It's going to look terrific.