Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Made a Quilt, and I Liked It.

A new hobby!

I spent some time with my grandma (aka quilter extraordinaire) on vacation, and I made a quilt, in like 4 days. We started the quilt last August, and I pretty much let it languish when I returned home. I had some of the cutting already done, but the project went so fast once we got started again. It has been my experience (my "sick" days spent sewing with Hilary in med school) that sewing is much more enjoyable if you have a buddy. And it really helps if that buddy knows what they are doing and can give you helpful tips throughout your project.



Details:
Pattern: Beefcake Fat Quarter Quilt by Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow
Material: Amy Butler fat quarters and various other stuff from my stash
Size: 66x80 inches

I sent the quilt top and backing off in the mail to a woman that does machine quilting. I should have it back in about 6 weeks. I thought about quilting it on my sewing machine (via stitching in the ditch) and quickly realized that this would take far too long, cause me many headaches and would likely result in the quilt never being finished. It's good to have help in life, especially it if saves you hours of time and headaches.

This quilt was made in my continued theme of baby fever. I think it's a little larger than twin-sized. The day is fast approaching when our schedules will be such that we could actually seriously think about having a baby. And babies grow up right? And he/she will need a colorful quilt for their twin-sized bed. Yes, I am insane. And I (and Raul) like it that way.

3 comments:

Raul said...

You're not insane, you're adorable! People who tell other people not to eat peanut butter in front of a god are insane.

Anonymous said...

what the heck? I tell people to stop eating peanut butter in front of a god all the time. What is wrong with you folks?
That quilt is amazing. Ravishing. Astounding. And I am proud of myself when I get off my a** on my days off to feed the cat. You are remarkable.

asiyah said...

You're not insane, you're awesome! I'm so excited for both of you and really, really impressed with your quilt.

I also really, really want your kids to have red hair but that is because I secretly want red hair of my own...

 
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