Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stitching and Avoiding

It was a very busy new-job-learning-curve work week after the holiday, and there was no sewing.  Mostly because of avoiding this:

The king sized bed skirt--not queen sized as I mistakenly noted in my last post.  I have the skirt part with the pleated corners all finished.  I even took it over to the kids' house and made sure everything would land where it was supposed to.  What's left is the tedious part of making the flat center out of a bunch of pieces (meaning more MATH), and that did not entice.  So I treated myself to sewing "just a couple of rows" of the bullseye blocks on Friday night. And of course a couple of rows led to a couple more...

 
I like to assemble several block rows and then make sections of several rows at a time.  I find that more project follow-through-friendly at the end not to have to sew all the long seams at once.  Today after errands and lunch that bed skirt again taunted me from the cutting table, but I was able to ignore it some more to complete the remaining bullseye block rows and assemble the sections en toto.  I did have one oops to fix. 


 I missed seeing this identical pair of  blocks touching when I laid out the rows.  So some unsewing and resewing took place.  I just switched two blocks so it was not too painful.  Thankfully these were on the edge of the quilt!

This older dark green leafy Thimbleberries print has been in the stash for awhile, and hasn't found a home yet.  I kind of like the darker print to contain the busy bullseye blocks.  And I'm leaning toward the green and cream check for a narrower inner border, probably 2"


 
Close up of the options.  Opinions?  Tonight's task will definitely be working on the bed skirt.  I want to be able to take it to my daughter when I go over to babysit Cove tomorrow morning, yay!

He loves to bicycle his legs and wiggle everything while crooning now, at 3 months old.  It's adorable!










8 comments:

Janet O. said...

Your avoidance plan seemed to have worked well, and you have a wonderful creation because of it. : )
That little guy is so stinkin' cute!

Stephanie said...

You're an adventurous sewist. Best of luck with mathin' on the skirt. I also love the green and cream check with the darker leafy green for borders. Well Cove's personality is definitely showing through that little grin on his adorable face.

Mary said...

Oh, Cove is just too cute, and I love your bullseye top. Either fabric will work for the border, though I'm rather drawn to the lighter one.

Joyful Quilter said...

I like the green and cream check too...goes with the scrappy look of the quilt.

Cove is getting so big...and cuter!

Shay said...

Im liking the gingham option a lot....

I am the Queen of avoidance. If you ever want to know how to do it like a master - please feel free to email me...

And Cove is as adorable as ever. Arent they fun to watch - everything is so shiny and new to them .

loulee said...

What a cute wee man.

Kate said...

Your Bulls Eye blocks are looking great.

Cove is definitely a cutie!

Sarah said...

Oh I adore how babies get excited with their whole bodies and talk with them too. What a cute little man Cove is.