Well, the Summer of Sarah Sewing was supposed to start yesterday, did you remember? I got so excited by the idea a few weeks ago that I ignored all my deadlines and started early — so now I’m frantically playing catch up.
For one of my deadlines, I needed a piece of voile for a quilt back, so of course I ordered it from Hawthorne Threads (not affiliated, just a fan). Of course, I added a few more things to my order, as you do. Unfortunately, when it came there was a few wrong pieces. The customer service at Hawthorne Threads is just amazing, and they got me the right fabrics in just a matter of days — and let me keep the wrong ones!!! Now, getting to keep fabric you didn’t order may sound terrible, and I’ve heard and seen some really crazy fabrics being sent wrongly. However, my “wrong” fabric was Architextures text print, so I was pretty excited.
It sat on my (very messy) sewing table for a day or two, then a scrap of binding fell on top of the black text print, and when I saw that I knew I had my first Sarah Sewing project.
The binding is a cotton sateen that I picked up at a local quilt store to use on this quilt. Since I so rarely measure my quilts, I had picked up a yard to be on the safe side — the very very safe side it turned out. I used all the extra cut binding to make several of these slash blocks, with additional black fabrics. Side note: who knew a yellow loving girl would have so much black fabric in her stash? Oh yes, Gramma knew, she calls me Bumblebee…always has.
So now, once I stop procrastinating and finish those deadlines, I get to finish this. I’m thinking lots of white space between the blocks… Then super awesome quilting in my best imitation of Pretty Bobbins and the Elven Garden.