A quilt! At last!
About 7 months ago, I looked through my fabric stash and realized I had saved a lot of old clothes that we didn't wear anymore, usually because they were holey or stained. I'm a little bit of a hoarder, so I had saved these, thinking that at some point I'd use them to sew something. Well, they had finally gotten to a point where they were taking up a lot of space, so I decided I should do something about it.
That something was to make a quilt!
Here's the elementary plan I sketched up:
The cut out pieces (larger squares not pictured):
Plotting them all on the floor:
Getting everything lined up and ready to sew:
The quickest part was getting everything cut out and sewed together--then I decided that I wanted to hand quilt the whole thing so I spent the next few months intermittently quilting when watching tv and such ;)
But, after 7 months, I finally finished it!
It's now hanging up on the wall in our room :) I must say, it's really satisfying to look at it and see old things that we used to wear and love, and remember some of the memories attached. And, for my first quilt, I'm pretty proud of it!