So, I am doing this challenge over at Berry Barn Designs to sew everyday for 30 minutes during the month of February (hence the name, 4x7 challenge) and this is my progress report. I am a little late posting this because I was waiting for nicer weather outside for pictures, but it has been dreary so the colors are off. I guess you take what you can get during the winter!
First, I used up one set of half triangle squares to make this cute baby blanket. I ordered some extra border fabric for the coordinating larger quilt, so this thing will get some borders and a scrappy backing as soon as I get figure out how to use the fabric up in the best way. I am hoping to have this basted in the next couple of days. I don't have any plans for this quilt, but it will be handy to have one on hand for giving. :)
Second, I used up another pile of half triangle squares and made a lap quilt. It is 36" x 42" which happens to be the perfect size for a wheel chair or a really small throw. It is basted and ready to quilt, which will happen hopefully this week or next.
My swoon quilt is put together and bordered! Since I took this picture, the border fabric came in the mail and I have it attached (I opted to eliminate the white borders between the blocks and add a colored one around the edge. I love it!). At some point I will get down on my hands and knees and get this thing basted so it can be quilted, too. It is a big quilt (84"x84") so that is a pretty big undertaking and one that involves the moving of furniture to get a big enough space to lay the whole thing out! Tigger is thrilled that I am invading her space.
Finally, a little clamshell pillow for my living room chair! I have been following along on this challenge, but not really inspired to take on a whole quilt, so a pillow will do nicely. You attach the clamshells one row at a time, so it looks a little funny now, but I think it will turn out super cute. Don't mind the wrinkles, apparently I left it out in the living room and it was in Timmy's way, so he crammed it behind the couch cushions for a couple of hours. :)
Not too shabby for a week, now on to week 2! I have already made some good strides with the quilts above and I am hoping to get that baby quilt ready to quilt and then switch my machine and brain over into quilting mode. I have a pile of quilts ready to go!