Burn Out

I was forced out of bed this morning by hungry pets at 6:00 a.m., so much for sleeping in.

After catching up on my Google Reader, I headed downstairs to my sewing area to press and fold my recent fabric haul which included Anna Maria Horner’s Aida cloth and Little Apples fat quarters. The only fabric I haven’t washed and pressed is my Echino linen/cotton mixes. FYI, the Aida cloth in grey is a perfect match with Little Apples in Pencil. I’d like to make a pillow or doll quilt with the fabric and embroider a turtle on the Aida. how cute would that be?!

I finally finished my Spin Dr. Seuss baby quilt!


The front is all flannel but I had to use some regular cotton on the back because I didn’t have enough prints and the store was sold out.


Quilt as you go wasn’t easy or fast on this quilt, perhaps because of the whirly gig pattern? I don’t know but it seemed to take forever. I am happy with the results. I should make a matching pillow with the left over scraps.

I really don’t feel like doing much today but lay on the sofa and watch movies. I would really like to make new place mats, maybe I’ll do that tomorrow…

Also planning on making gifts for my nieces and nephew.

6 thoughts on “Burn Out

  1. Tabatha, great job with this! I picked up some Dr. Seuss too and am not sure what to do with it so you’ve given me some good ideas. I also found that quilt as you go wasn’t fast because of the blind hem stitching of the fourth seam. I guess the time and strain you save from having to maneuver a large quilt around is the biggest plus for QAYG. Enjoy the movies!

    • Thanks MR! The Dr. Seuss fabric is fun though I didn’t like sewing with flannel so much as it really makes everything so much thicker in comparison to regular cotton. However, my colleague loved it and everyone thought it was so soft and snuggly. I’ll reserve flannel for baby quilts. 😉

      QAYG gives you so much more control when quilting as opposed to having a mass of fabric slung over your shoulder.

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