Today my sister in law, Tracie, was my hero! She took my kids for four hours so that I could work on a couple of birthday surprises for Miss Evie. I am making her a new church dress and a doll bed. I put the fabric for the dress in the wash, dropped them off and ran to the fabric store for some piping. While I was there I thought, "Hmmm... do I have enough batting? Maybe I should get some just in case... No. No. I am sure I have enough. I'm not going to spend the money."
I got home, took the fabric out and hung it up to dry and then started to pull out the materials for the bed. Drat. No batting. I was at a standstill because my other project's fabric was still wet. So I decide to suck it up and drive over to Wal-mart to pick up a small batt. By the time I got home I had two hours left to sew. So I turned on some music and got down to business.
Cute bed from Ikea. Blah generic blanket and pillow though.
I started with the mattress. I measured and calculated and figured and measured twice more for good, well, measure. Then I cut out the fabric and the batting, and sewed it all up. I was so excited, it turned out just like I thought it would. Until I plopped it onto the bed and realized it was an inch short all the way around! GRRRR! And now I didn't have enough batting left to make a new one.
So I moved on to the quilt. And I measured and figured and did all that again. Cut out my little squares. Laid them out. Fussed over which way looked best for awhile until I had it perfect. Sewed the squares into strips, and then the strips into a cute little quilt. And I laid it on the bed to see how it would look... too small! No! What the couch?! And I couldn't even add to it because I'd run out of that yellow fabric. Stupid math.
Long story short. I have spent all day in my sewing room and all I have to show for it is a pillow and pillow case for a doll bed. It turned out cute though, right?
I did piece a new quilt top. Here's a little sneak peek.
Doesn't it just look so comfy?
I had to laugh at myself though, as I was sewing this one together I checked it at about halfway and realized that if I sewed it the way I'd planned on it would be way too big. One extreme to the other....