Today I started on a Christmas Quilt.
I picked up this Riley Blake layer cake
a few months ago and have been watching
for just the right pattern for it.
If you're ever in need of boosting your
quilting/crafting mojo, a visit to a favorite
store always helps.
My favorite quilt shop had this beauty
hanging on the wall.
(Sorry about the cel phone pic, plus, it was hanging high on
the wall and there was a shadow being cast on it.)
Here are my rows so far, hanging on top
of my organizer buckets.
(that shelf comes in handy for SO many things!)
I do need to buy a little more fabric and the borders
but you can get a little idea of how it's going to look.
(I really didn't waste much of the layer cake, btw.)
I kinda miss the blue that the quilt shop's had.
Maybe I'll just have to make another one?
I use clothespins to mark everything. On one
side, I have letters; on the other, I have numbers.
I pencil these "codes" in on the pattern to coordinate
and keep track of what's what so that
it's just easier to put together...and to know where
I'm at if I have to set it aside for a while.
It's good for little notes to myself, too. My ADD
issue shows up in quilting as well as my
knitting so I've learned to keep uber-organized!
Well, that's as far as I could go today.
I'm not going to make it back into the quilt shop till
Wednesday so look for more photos then!