Wednesday, September 19, 2012
i've got my two planned projects going this week, and so far, so good.
i've started making my low volume HSTs, and i have more charms cut. if my math is right ;-) if i start with 60 pairs of print/solid fabrics, that makes 120 HSTs, which finish at 4", and a layout of 10 x 12 will give me a quilt 40" x 48". hmmmm. i'd like it to be more like 48" x 60" so if i work backwards, that's a 12 x 15 layout, which means 180 HSTs, so 90 pairs of charms. whew! too much math for this morning!
i'm working on these a bit at a time, because there's one part of making HSTs i dread:
i also got the layout for M's surprise concert t quilt planned.
liz suggested i add sashing to the side of each block to bring them all to a standard width, in this case it will be 15" finished. then adding sashing to get the correct height of each column of blocks to 72" will be easy and then i can just stitch the four columns together, easy peasy!
all the while i've sewed this week, ringo's kept me company. sometimes he plays; he's great at amusing himself with a pencil, or a scrap of fabric, or an empty box. other times he sacks out after playing hard.
i'm convinced he's dreaming of the special quilt mom will make him soon!