I did actually sew this weekend. I finished the white borders around the DS quilt blocks that I made. This whole quilt is really using up fabric, which is great. The blocks used all the fabric I had in the pack and the white is from 2.5 yards that I bought for something like this. When I first unfurled it I thought I didn't have enough. But, I made do with what I had.
The back is actually going to be another simpler quilt. I hope to start that this week and then quilt it possibly over the weekend. This will be the third quilt waiting to be quilted.
Wow, I have been a sewing and posting machine lately. I thought I would tell you a little bit about how much I sew and how long things take me. In case you were curious.
I love to sew, as you can tell. I have been sewing for around 1.5-2 years. I mean, I sewed a few random things as a teenager, but nothing very well made. Denyse Schmidt's book Quilts really turned me onto to quilting and helped me develop a more modern style.
It didn't hurt that Adam and I really needed some quilts as we were living is some very poorly insulated old apartments at the time.
My quilting definitely comes in spurts. I tend to be mad to finish a quilt and then I need a little break. My first several quilts took a few months each to create. Now that I have done a bit of practicing and picked up little how to tips along the way can complete a quilt in around 3-4 weeks (full sized generally). Of course how long it takes to make depends on the pattern which I am creating. The more pieced and intensive the pattern is the longer is takes. I work full time so I have to steal what ever time comes my way to sew.
Now days, I generally sew for 45 minutes in the morning before I go to work a few days a week. I also can normally get around one hour in a few nights a week after work. I like to sew in the mornings best believe it or not.
Some weekends I'll get 2-3 hours of sewing in and some weekends I don't really get to sew at all.
I have been known to sew for fifteen minutes if that is all the time I have. I don't really watch TV either, so that actually frees up a lot of time.