Remember the sushi/dim sum quilt I mentioned way back in December? This is as far as I've gotten so many months later. It's about four feet long right now. It'll end up being a twin-size quilt. All my other quilts have been small lap quilts so this is my biggest project yet.
It's just straight lines and I probably would have finished piecing the top in a few days if I was better at machine sewing. But then my corners wouldn't line up as nicely as they do here. And the sewing machine confounds me. My mom bought me a used sewing machine and even drew in little red arrows so I would know where to thread it. But there's just something really soothing about making it all by hand.
Anyway, recently I got an email from a reader asking for quilting tips because I've got her interested in making a baby quilt for her niece. Then a friend came over and gushed when she saw my apple tree quilt. Then she gushed over my Sunbonnet Sue and log cabin quilts. And of course, she gushed over lil' sis's Chinese Sunbonnet Sue quilt too.
Man, all that gushing. So I said I would make her daughter a crib-sized quilt out of her old baby clothes. I'm a pretty selfish quilter because it takes me months and months if not years to make a quilt, and not everyone appreciates the time and energy it takes to make something homemade. But I think my friend gets it; her eyes lit up and I could tell she really loved the quilts. Besides, I've got plenty of time, her daughter isn't born yet. :P
I've really enjoyed working on the sushi/dim sum quilt. Probably because the fabrics are so fun. My brother said he thought my quilts all had to come from scraps. They did. These are leftover from two pairs of pajama pants I made four years ago.