I knew from the beginning that I wanted to do something special for this quilt. A simple meandering or all over pattern just wasn't going to be good enough.
Ever since Google Reader shut down at the end of July, a lot of people have been looking for a new way to browse/read their blogs and RSS feeds. Some people use Blogger and I used to use it too but with so many reviews out there for other blog services I decided to try a new one out. I decided to try BlogLovin and I LOVE it! You can easily import your list of blogs you follow from Blogger, Google Reader or other services or you can search for the blogs in their search bar. Once you have your blogs set up to follow, you can put them in different categories in case you only want to see your fitness blogs or only your sewing blogs, etc.
Then each day you can go to BlogLovin or get an email with your daily updates and it shows you any new posts from the blogs you follow since you last checked. You can even mark them as “read” if you know you already read one or don’t want to read one and it will turn that item gray and show just the remaining “unread” posts. If you follow a lot of blogs (or want to but don’t think you have time), definitely click this pic to go check out their site!
Once I finished making all 30 blocks, it was time to assemble the quilt top!
One of the things that was so fun about Bonnie & Steve’s BCx Bootcamp was that we got to use lots of tools that weren’t just standard bars or dumbbells. I already told you I bought some Bodylastics Resistance bands but I also wanted to have some sand bags and a slosh pipe without buying expensive equipment.
Now that all of the center squares are sewn and the outer ring pieces are ready to be attached, we can complete all the blocks for the quilt top.
Welcome back to Scrap Basket Sunday!
Like I mentioned last week, I didn’t have a lot of time to commit to this week’s Scrap Basket Sunday but I did manage to finish curving the other half of the leaves. So now the quilt top is finally done, wahoo! Next week I’ll try to figure out backing fabric and baste the quilt top, batting and backing so it’s all ready to start quilting.
Once you have cut all the pieces, it’s time to start sewing the sashing onto the rectangles and center squares.
Recently on Facebook, a few friends and friends-of-friends were discussing and reviewing a product/service called “Birchbox”. I had never heard of Birchbox and it piqued my interest. I looked them up on the internet and it’s actually a really neat little service.
My last post about the Garden Fence Quilt showed the design I chose, the fabrics I chose and instructions on how much fabric to buy. Today we’ll cut all the fabric!