Friday, February 12, 2010
Here's a sneak peek at something I've been working on for...wait for it... over a year now (yes, you read correctly). I have my reasons/excuses, whatever you'd prefer to call them.
A good friend of mine had beautiful twin girls last March. Me and my friend Danni (the talented gal that taught me to quilt) thought it'd be a great idea to pick a pattern and each make a quilt for one of the twins. Same pattern, but fabrics of our choice. Easier than making 2, right? Danni picked the pattern. As an experienced quilter, she picked something she thought was simple enough for a novice (me) to follow, but advanced enough to keep her interest. It was a bit tedious cutting up so many small pieces, but I followed the pattern, no problem.
So I started the quilt in the fall of 2008 and ended up giving a half made quilt at the baby shower in January '09. I was not alone. Danni did the same thing! We are totally both pro"craft"inators ;) Shortly after the shower, I found out I was pregnant and then the morning sickness started. That's pretty much when the quilting came to a halt. By the time I was past my morning sickness (which, by the way, is a misleading name for a feeling you feel ALL DAY LONG!), my belly was just way too big to get in front of my sewing machine. Once the boys arrived, I had very little time to do anything other than be a mom.
Now that we are all finally in some sort of a routine, I finally have some time to myself each day. During this time, I either clean, fold mountains of laundry, read through my list of favorite blogs, bake, edit the hundreds of photos I take or sew. I've managed to get a big chunk of the quilt done and think it'll be completed in a matter of days. Then I can finally ship it out and start on another quilt (oh yes, there are several more on backorder!) It's coming Kate, I promise :)
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