I’ve been *very* busy in the sewing room lately as I try to finish up using all of my vintage sheets. I just want them OUT of my sewing room — I’m tired of their half-polyester ways! I’m going to offer my scraps when I’m done to some local friends, and if that doesn’t work they’ll go on the guild’s free table- that’s how much I want them gone!
And so, lined up in my closet I have 4 vintage sheet quilts all ready for pin-basting and then quilting, as well as 2 alien-fabric baby quilt tops I also put together this past month:
2 of these tops were just pieced this past weekend – one on Saturday and one on Sunday. I felt so accomplished!
And, on my sewing room floor I have a gazillion (yup, I counted) scraps of batting that I’ve been piecing together to form the properly-sized battings for each of those 6 tops.
Many many many pieces of batting, thankfully labeled with their sizes to help figure out the piecing.
Yikes! I only have one more batting that I have to piece and then these can go back to hiding in boxes. It’s been a bit of a chore admittedly trying to puzzle together similar pieces of batting – there are so many different kinds and sizes here!
I can thank my Mom for all those lovely scraps of batting. She often has pieces at the end of the bolt that she can’t use because they’re just too small, and she of course does not piece customers’ battings. However, piecing a batting is perfectly acceptable and will last as long as you piece/fuse it well and then quilt well. Nobody will know once these quilts are done that the middles were pieced.
And then I get to baste all of these tops. Can’t say I’m looking forward to that, but I hope to do some tonight — the kitchen floor is mopped and ready! I definitely don’t have enough pins for all of them, though, so I’ll have to prioritize. I have one baby waiting for an alien quilt, so that’ll definitely be basted first.