The girls watch a movie under their new quilt
Last night I pulled out some Moda Candy Bar stacks, fed up as I was with convalescing. Sometimes you just have to sew something.
I was thinking about that Sticks and Stones pattern, so cut some of the 2 1/2 x 5″ strips into half, then sewed them onto the existing strips. I tried to count so it would come out somewhat even.
I decided to flip them: every other row would have the “stone” part on the bottom. I sewed them together, trying to be careful of my gimpy leg (which I’m tired of being careful about. Let’s just say I am not a very good sick person.).
After sewing the top together, I did the pillowcase method of layering backing (face up), top (face down), then the batting, then sewing around the edges. I clipped the corner at a diagonal to get rid of the excess, then turned it and stitched the opening closed. Quilting just off the seam vertically, with a couple of crosswise quilting lines finished it off.
One doll quilt for a granddaughter–done. I have six granddaughters still in doll-playing mode. Five more to go. But not until I recover a little more, according to the doctor today. Lay around more, he says. Rest–stay on the bed. So I guess I’ll do as the dolls above are doing and watch a few more movies.
Or better yet — I’ll go and read all your fabulous WIP projects on today’s linky page, hosted by Lee of Freshly Pieced Fabrics. See? I feel better already, knowing I have an adventure waiting for me. Many thanks to Lee for hosting us all on WIP Wednesday.