The RBHS Varsity Soccer Jackets consumed the majority of my time. It wasn't a tough project, not necessarily easy and not particularly fun. It was just, well time consuming. 22 Men's Soccer Jackets in which I heat fused pre-embroidered letters, then machine stitched the letters in place.
Seriously, What was I thinking?
The heap of Jackets my son brought me was, to say the least, daunting. When I agreed to to the project I anticipated 30 minutes per jacket, and I wasn't far off. Roughly 11 hours of sewing letters on gets mighty repetitive, translation....boring. But they are all finished and the boys were able to wear them all as a team on Friday nights game. It is really a pleasure to see them all so happy. The fact that they were all so thankful made the joy that much greater.
|stack of completed Jackets|
I broke up the monotony of "Great Soccer Jacket Project" with sewing up a couple of blocks for a baby quilt. I am using a pattern by Jessica Kelly of Sewcraftyjess.blogspot.com called Simply Woven.
I have finished about 7 blocks. Okay 10 according to the picture below.
I am shooting for 15 blocks to make a quilt 48" X 48". My initial plan was to use up the pink, blue and purple jelly roll strips I purchased eons ago. (Still working on cleaning out) I wanted to make each strip in the simply woven one of the colors. After my initial 4 blocks I decided the blocks needed a little mixing. I interchanged many of the colors to try to get a more random pattern. I'll let you know if it works.
I also spent quite a bit of time last week doing a little more hand embroider. I found this cute pattern... somewhere. I believe it was in Generation Q Magazines Winter issue. It is intended to be the center focal point of a sewing machine cover. I haven't decided what to do with it yet. I am just enjoying the slow pace of hand stitching.
And last but not least I finally stitched on the binding for This Animal Jungle quilt I made and quilted last March. A year ago. eek!
Initially it didn't feel like last week accomplished much. When I list them all here and I begin to see them all add up and it feels good to know that so much was finished up, even if it was just in bits and pieces.