When I could pull myself away from Netflix and my knitting I got back to the sewing machine. After some planning and prepping on Sunday night I was a productive girl on Monday. I made some Soup Bowl Cozies for a friend’s belated birthday gift. I am planning to see her this weekend back home, so it was a must.
I wish the insides were as smooth as the outsides. I plan to cut a 1/2″ shorter interior piece, and then alter the width and depth of the dart to keep the inner piece the same circumference as the outer piece. This finish counts towards my January OMG. Now to get the last JOMG item sandwiched and start machine quilting on it.
Towards that end I cut and sewed on the borders and cut the backing. I went with a 2″ border so that it will end up the same width as the sashings and cornerstones. This is the 2nd top I pieced when I got back into quilting last year. I received some of the fabrics from a giveaway at Silly Mama Quilts and purchased a pack of Grunge Squares to fill in the rest.
The fabric in the upper right hand corner is for the binding. I have 3 different striped fabric and this one is the closet to the colors in the stars. Hopefully it will yield enough for the binding of a 29″x29″ top.
Hubster set up my 8′ table in the garage so I can get it sandwiched today and then I plan to quilt a ton! I just want to get as much done as possible before we head south this weekend for some get togethers with friends. At least I will have a few days left in January when we get back to finish it up if I fail!