Saturday, October 31, 2009

Nine Pillowcase Quilt

AKA Clothesline Quilt from Oh, Fransson.


Remember this project? Probably not, because as gung-ho as I was about it in March, once I finally got started on it, it turned out to be tons of work. I have made progress, but I often feel overwhelmed by it.

Part of the problem is that I'm not making it according to the pattern. I want it to fit a queen sized bed, so I'm sort of winging it.

Another problem is that my squares are sort of wonky. I figure this is for many reasons:

1. My cutting
2. My sewing
3. My pressing
4. Most of all, the fact that these are old sheets and some are very worn, and all have different textures. Some are thick and crisp, some are soft and worn.

I'm just going with it. It's OK if it's not perfect, and I know that once it's quilted, many of the imperfections will be unnoticeable.

And, just for fun, my mom pulled out my first sewing project, which I have no recollection of. I didn't "really" start sewing until six years ago.

First sewing project

It's got a zipper on back to insert a pillow, though I'm sure I didn't sew that zipper in.


Marissa said...

I love to look at stuff from 'back when'. It (usually) makes me feel all accomplished! said...

looks great so far. Did you get that piece I gave to Ren for you ?
(it would match)