Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday #4

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

The past week has been fairly productive, sewing-wise.

After I finished my Spiderman totes earlier in the week (which, by the way, were just featured  over at Threading My Way, so go and take a look!) I somehow found a the time to work on three other projects.

I replaced the feet on a couple of my boys sleepers, I was able to finish the quilt top for my twins Fundraiser Quilt, and I cut a few more squares of denim for my Denim Picnic Rag Quilt.

And all this while having my three usual distractions underfoot, preparing to send my husband off on deployment, and getting ready for a major trip with just me and the boys.

But honestly, that is probably why I got so much done.  Sewing is my destressor.

But back to my projects, particularly the rag quilt.  I finally sat down and decided how big I wanted it to be.  When I first started saving jeans for it, I didn't really have a size in mind, because I knew I was a long way from having enough denim to worry about it. 

Last night I pulled out a couple of jean legs and cut about twenty 6-inch squares out of them.  As I laid them on my stack, I thought, "Hmmm...I should probably get an idea of how many of these I need!"  So I did a little research on the average size of a picnic quilt and decided on making it roughly 6.5 feet square. ( My husband is 6'4, so I figured if I am making something for us to all fit on, I might as well make it at least as long as he is tall.  You never know when a guy will want to lie down and take a nap, right?)

Well, that means I have to cut out 196 squares of denim.  And flannel.  And batting. 

That is 588 total squares. 

That's a lot.

Denim rag

And this stack only has about 75 so far.  I'm going to be working on this one for awhile.

I am going to Utah for my brother's wedding next week.  There is a fabric store there that has the most insane selection of flannel that I have ever seen in one store.  I am going to make a stop there and see if they have anything in my color palette for this quilt, which obviously from the photo above is navy, teal and lime green.  I'm crossing my fingers that I find something awesome.

As I mentioned last week, I am also taking my tree skirt to finish binding.  So I should have at least one more project finished by the time I get back from my trip.

WIP Stats
Total WIP's: 5
WIP's worked on this week: 2
New WIP's: 0
WIP's Finished: 0

1 comment:

  1. Wow, busy lady...

    I didn't know Will was getting deployed again. You guys are amazing.

    So any openings left in your schedule next week? I'd love to see you while you are in town! Facebook me if you have some time. We can meet mid-way or something. (Plus, I've never met the littles...)


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