Tuesday, August 11, 2009

And so it begins...

Quilt #2 is underway! I must say, this one is taking much longer than quilt #1, which I threw together in a weekend. Since then, I've done a lot of research, and I'm trying to be much more precise. It's much more time-consuming that way!
Here's my fabric. It's mostly David Walker Robots. My local yarn/fabric store was having a sale last week, so I picked up fabric for the backing (light blue) and binding (stripes) el cheapo. I think I'm going to paint Luke's room to match the light blue.

I bought a few packs of precut 5-inch squares, but I way underestimated how much fabric I needed. (Quilting involves, like, math and stuff.) So I bought a few more yards of fabric and cut the rest of the squares myself. (This tool was most helpful.)

Seriously, a twin-size quilt is much bigger than I would've thought! Up next: sewing together 266 squares. Maybe this quilt will be ready by the time Luke goes to college. (Dang, I should've made it a twin extra-long!)
Note to self: Let's try something smaller for quilt #3, mkay?

In other Robot Room news, I was SO excited to find these new prints by one of my favorite Etsy sellers, Stephanie Fizer. Seriously, could they be any more perfect? She has a buy 2 get 1 free sale going on through Wednesday, so I got all three for $20. A serious bargain. And seriously cute.


Leah said...

I am so excited! You laid out the different patterns really well. His room is going to be really cute.

Robin said...

It will come together sooner than you think. I am guessing the planning and the cutting is probably more time consuming than the sewing.

It already looks fabulous.

Natalie said...

Not to upset you, but I have a feeling Luke isn't going to want to take a robot quilt to college. Although, it may be more upsetting if he does. Looks awesome. Let me know when you're taking orders.