Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Week 1 of 4x7 Challenge

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!


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    1. Thanks...I amaze myself when I actually focus and get something done! :P

  2. I came over from Sarah's 4x7 Sewing Challenge. So many lovely projects! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks Sarah! Looking forward to seeing more of your purple quilt and hopefully not so many delays in the future. :)

  3. I hope you have been enjoying a productive week 2!

  4. Wow - you got so much done last week, Sarah! I especially *love* the little birds you've fussy cut into the clamshells : ) I wanted to join in that challenge, but am trying to stay focused on my already too long to do list. The more of these I see popping up, though, the more I want to at least make a mini or a pillow.