I chose a line called "Liberty Garden" - it has all kinds of be-woo-tiful patriotic prints with eagles and stars and roses ... and all kinds of cool stuff. Among the stack that Mom has (she really liked it and bought a TON of it!) were some greens. Mom thought we would use the ones with the green background because Sitka's couch has some fluffy pillows on it that have a lot of green in them. I told Mom, "Woo!" which we all know means, "No! Not the green fab!" "But Davy ... there is a lot of green in Sitka's pillows!" she insisted. I told her, "Woooooooo!" - Siberian for "That's not the right green, Mom!" She finally caved to my choices - which was a good decision.
Trust me, Mom! I know what I'm doing!
In this next picture, Mom's got all the fabs and the denim stacked up next to the Bernina, ready to sew.
She kept at it hard - it took a long time to get all the pieces together, but finally it was all one piece! Zim heard the quilt we were working on is for Sitka ... and since she has a VERY special place in his heart, he came in to inspect!
This is for Sitka? Cool! Let me see if it's good enough for her!
He gave it the SGT Zim seal of approval! Then Mom put it on the floor for us to admire - and Stormy came in to check it out!
I think Tia will like this, too! Very comfy!
But wait! We're not done! I laid on the quilt and remembered we still have to fray it and wash it a few times! (No wonder Mom actually let us get on it! Ha woooo!)
Mom! We still have to fray it!
I asked Mom if she wanted us Sibes to fray it for her in our own, creative way, but she said she has special scissors for that.
Cool! I asked if I could do it. Mom said I have to clip every 1/2 inch or so all along every seam she sewed, plus the outside. That's a lot of clipping!
Ummm ...this sounds like a lot of work ...
It was then that I remembered my lack of opposable thumbs. (Whew!) I was going to have to leave the clipping to Mom!
Tune in tomorrow to see how transformed it is by the clipping and washing! It gets down-right FLUFFY! I sure hope Sitka and her family like it!