Meanwhile, I've been quilting away on the periwinkle and I have 1 and 1/4 border left, and then binding. I'll take some pics when it is finished.
The guilt is starting to gnaw a little because I have a serger and a large pile of knits and new patterns and no new clothes yet. I'm a little befuddled (or was) about whether to sew for spring or winter, but I procrastinated long enough for that to be settled. I did kind of want to finish the quilt before dragging out all the stuff for a new project but I've gone ahead and dipped my toes in. Just the toes, like a toddler in the kiddie pool.
So, I finally decided on one pair of sweatpants for walks I hope to take with my daughter's dog. I measured my hip and thigh and compared to the pattern and laid my pants sloper that I made last year under to check for any glaring need for adjustments. I added my crotch depth 1 1/4 back and front and gave 2" to the lower legs and then cut the fabric. Of course there is stretch involved and it's not extremely fitted so I am hoping this is enough fussing. These are the slightly more fitted type of sweats though, and of course there's always some way of messing a garment up, so we will see. I am grateful I've still got all the doo dads from years of sewing- look at that beat up old curved ruler.
I bought another PILE of fabric from Fabric.com last night. MUST SEW CLOTHES. I have nowhere to store it unless I move it out of the bedroom. That's a slippery slope as the house is pretty big.