Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday: A New Quilt Project

Fabric Pieces
I had a relaxed day, on Sunday.  In the morning, I did two loads of laundry, which were hung up to dry.  I like how doing laundry makes me feel I've been productive, even if I don't do anything else!  Because I really didn't do much else that was housework related, today!   I did dishes and put away the dried dishes, I swept the laundry area floor, and I put away the dried laundry.  But that was about it.

In the afternoon, I started cutting out pieces of fabric for a new quilt - a 21st birthday quilt for my friend's younger daughter.  I had made a quilt for her older sister's 21st birthday, last year, and the younger girl told me she'd like a quilt for her birthday, too.  So, I've decided to make a Single Irish Chain quilt.  A scrappy Irish Chain, of course, because all my quilts are scrap quilts.  I am hoping that this will be a stash buster quilt, as well!  I will be making a twin size quilt and the squares I am cutting out are 3.5 inches square, with 1/4 inch seam allowances.  Once sewn, each fabric square will measure 3 inches square.   I haven't yet calculated how many pieces I will need for the quilt!

Later in the evening, I dropped daughter off at the movie theater in the mall to see a movie with two of her friends.  On my way home, I stopped at the grocery store to buy cat food and some grapes for me.  After I came home, I put water to the back garden and spoke with one of my neighbors; we've planned to go walking on Tuesday evening. 

Today, I am grateful for:

- the opportunity to start a new quilt
- my fabric stash
- a relaxed day
- water for the garden
- chat with neighbor

How was your Sunday?  Did you have a nice weekend?  Have you made a Single Irish Chain quilt?

Started on a new quilt project, today.


  1. That's nice of you to make quilts. I don't know much about types of quilts.

    Sunday was good. Got in the pool with my son and finally made good progress cleaning the bedroom.

    1. I enjoy making quilts. Sounds like you had a good Sunday; enjoy that pool while it is warm enough to do so. Well done with getting he bedroom cleaned.

  2. I love making quilts... I haven't made one in awhile.. I work on them , mainly in the winter months.
    I love using the stash.. Have fun.

    1. Judy, maybe after you finish all your home renovations, you might have time to do a quilt.


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