Friday, May 17, 2013

Willy Nilly

I won't lie, I have been feeling a bit like a prisoner these days. The tiny tyrant calling the shots around here is light on sleep and heavy on demands. Lately, I have been itching to do just a little something for myself. Anything that doesn't involve feeding, changing, burping, or holding the baby.

So after lulling her to sleep in her swing (Godsend), I rifled through my scraps, pulled out an assortment and started sewing. Just willy nilly. No plan, except that I planned to cut my finished piece into several mug rugs and quilt them. This is what emerged.

This was about 15 minutes of sewing and cutting. I didn't even press the seams! It was so liberating. If that admission didn't make you clutch your pearls, the next surely will...

I quilted every single one without basting! I plan to attach the binding tonight and then have little hand sewing projects to pick up when I have a minute or two.

I also have been working on a baby quilt for an auction. So far, patch work galore. I am still trying to decide what kind of border it needs.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts



  1. Looking good! Here's to more sewing time!

  2. Improv piecing without pressing! I've done that, too! So liberating! And, when time is of the essence, it's so fast! Great work & fun projects!

  3. Both projects are fantastic - great work! I'm hoping for you for as much of a weekend as the mom of a baby can expect... :)

  4. Your baby quilt is so charming. Love the fabric choices.

  5. What a cute project! We became a member of your blog! Come join our blog too! Thanks!

    Anna and Sarah