A Couple of Fun Side Projects

Since I finished the quilt sandwich yesterday I decided to knock off a couple of small sewing projects that were on my list today. (I’m sure this boondoggle didn’t have anything to do with the procrastinating on digging into the Americana quilting). At any rate, they’re both projects I’ve been meaning to get to for…

Americana – Making the Quilt Sandwich

Isn’t this supposed to be the easy part? Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the fun part, but it’s not usually difficult, with the exception of how my knees feel after crawling around on a wood floor basting the layers together. Note to self, be sure to include a gigantic table in my imaginary/dream quilting…

Americana – Putting the Pieces Together

Once the piecing was complete, I set about laying out the blocks. My goal here was to try and keep similar fabrics separated. Because each block had so many different fabrics, this proved to be a pretty tough task in itself. I enlisted the help of my husband, who has a better eye for detail…

Americana – In Pieces

I’ve found through my last few projects that I like to complete quilts in an assembly type process, in other words, I complete a step with all of the fabrics or blocks and then move to the next step. This seems to help me stay organized and find stopping places that don’t make it as…