Productive day

I’ve been in my sewing room quite a bit today…I needed a break so I figured I’d pop out here to post a few pictures.

I finished piecing together Cozy Afternoon block 3 but I’m not really happy with it. The border squares are not aligned and I’m thinking about re-doing them using paper piecing instead of the original instructions which had me cut on the bias…I always have trouble with that 😦  I’m also not too pleased with the placement of the center square but there’s not a whole lot I can do about that one…

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After finishing (for now) that block I wanted to work on another small project so I pulled some scrap fabric and a couple of fat quarters and made a blanket for my ‘fur baby’. I can’t believe I hadn’t done that before now! I haven’t quilted it yet – I’m just going to do some straight lines echoing the seams. I’ll try to get some pics of her on it later.

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I’m planning to go fabric shopping tomorrow morning (another PTO day) at Mary Jo’s and a local quilt shop called Sew Much Fun! I’ve decided to add a teal border to the monochrome top I’ve started and use that same teal fabric for the backing. I have a ‘test Granny Square’ block I made a few weeks ago that I’m going to incorporate into the back; it has the shade of teal I’ll be looking for…wish me luck!! Here’s a reminder of the top and the test block:

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That’s about it for now…I’ll probably head back to the sewing room later, who knows what I’ll make next! I’m really loving this ‘sewing thing’!! 😀

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