As I understood it, the aim of this challenge is to take time to do some selfish sewing.
For 30 minutes per day.
For 30 days.
Sewing for 30 minutes per day is not a problem. I sew plenty. But not for myself.
I have a shelf, filled with finished quilts, made by me. But I don't have one on my bed.
My goal is focused more on the selfish sewing, than on the 30/30.
This past week I ordered fabric from Mad About Patchwork.
I have been admiring the prints in the Charley Harper line since they were put out by Birch Fabrics.
I had no idea how much I needed to make a jacket.
I ordered 1 yard of Octoberama Blue, 3/4 yard of Bank Swallow Blue, 1/2 yard each of Twig Fall in Teal, Shroom and Mustard.
Then, in case I need a little something on the subtler side, I added 1/2 yard of Line Leaf in Gold and 1/4 in Black, just for good measure. These two are from the Bark & Branch line by Eloise Renouf for Cloud9 Fabrics.
Fact is.... I had no idea how to make a jacket at all!
Sarah responded with the comment, "That sounds like a lot of details and careful pattern work..."
Huh? Should I really get a pattern?
Thankfully, a few kindhearted friends
helped to convince me that
YES, I REALLY SHOULD GET A PATTERN!!!
Today I headed into town and found The.Perfect.Pattern (for ME!)
And picked up this coordinating zipper!
I had grabbed a jacket out of my closet and hung it in my sewing room. Glancing up at it each day this week as I happily pieced and quilted up a granny squares baby quilt. So even though the baby quilt was not FOR ME, it was time spent sewing each day, all this past week. And I thoroughly enjoyed making it!
When I seen this pattern, I recognized that it was just what I was looking for.
Even better.... The pattern does call for Double-sided Pre-quilted Fabric.
What a happy accident!!!
A) figure out what fabric I am going to use as the lining side for the inside of the jacket
B) decide whether to piece the fabric or just use the fabrics as is to make the sections
C) choose thread and a design to do the quilting with
Linking up with everyone at Sarah's for Week 1 Progress.
Come on over and check out the progress of all the other linkers!
I am loving how this is coming together.
And want to thank you for your helpful advice!
And especially for all your kind words of encouragement!!!
Thank you, my friends!
Keep On Quilting On!