1 In Sewing/ The Best Of Emkie

After cutting and having a think…

Hi everyone

After my last post I decided to go with the 7″ economy blocks for the belly monster’s quilt ๐Ÿ™‚
But after cutting (what felt like a bazillion 4″ and 5″ squares) and having a think…I have decided that maybe 63 economy blocks is a little ambitious for my 1st quilt?!
I’m one of those people that like quick(ish) finish, or things never get done ๐Ÿ™‚ So…I plan on making at least 21 economy blocks (maybe a few more) and then cutting some 7″ blocks out of some favourite fabrics I’ve been hoarding to make up this quilt. ย I even have 2 little car (cushion sized) panels that I was planing on putting into the little monsters quilt – when I get around to it – but I think I might use one for the baby’s quilt and the other can be in the little monsters one. I might even make up some scrappy patchwork 7″ blocks with my left overs from the economy block making process…but I’m not fully decided about this yet ๐Ÿ™‚
The blocks that I’ve organised so far all consist of scraps from my scrap boxes or were cut from fat 1/4’s.
Here are a few pictures of my progress so far:

Cutting what felt like a bazillion squares and making some into triangles…
The planned first 9 blocks…

The planned next 9 blocks…

I ran out of triangles made from 5″ squares at this stage, and haven’t cut any more yet…but I have quite a few 4″ ones left….
So far I have actually sewn only 1/2 of one block…oh well, at least it’s a start ๐Ÿ˜›
And I keep interrupting myself with other projects…

Like my necessary clutch – which I plan on finishing this week, it isย Selfish Sewing Weekย after all; And like this last minuteย gift that I started yesterday…

I needed to get the iron out and couldn’t be bothered, so decided it could wait – hopefully I finish it in time!
Well that is what I’ve been up to these last few days…I’m going to be joining in here:

And Sew We Craftย andย WIP Wednesday at Freshly Piecedย 
See you
P.S. The bulk of this post was written at 5:30am when I could’t sleep due to some little monster kicking me in the belly constantly…so I’m a little tired ๐Ÿ˜› and maybe a little delusional?ย 
I reserve the right to change my mind about the belly monsters quilt again at some point in the future ๐Ÿ˜€

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1 Comment

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    April 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Lovely! Love the colors pick…
    It looks like it's going to be a success.:)

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