Monday, March 31, 2008

Quiet books and Quilts

Sometimes I get an idea in my head and I'm too dumb to know that I'm not supposed to do it. Apparently, sewing with knits is intimidating. I just saw fabric I liked and just did it. Who knew?

Today, I decided I was going to make a quilt. I've been wanting to do one for a long time, but have never really had the guts to try it. I have had a zillion other projects and a quilt was never a priority. This time, I had the living room clean, laundry done and dishes was the perfect time to ignore the pantry I was supposed to organize and make something.

I didn't start out wanting to make a quilt. I went to the fabric store with the intent of buying the remainder of the cute pink skull fabric. In and out and done. Then, I saw all the pretty colors and that was pretty much it. Some people are distracting by shiny sparkling things...I'm distracted by fabric and paper. Hubby would agree I'm a rather cheap date.

Kari (4) is also distracted by fabric and paper. She discovered a quiet book panel and asked me to make her blanket. I tried to explain it was supposed to be a book but she insisted it was a blanket. It was $3 for the panel. I figured, why not? Surely I can make a quilt.

It was actually a lot easier than I expected...aside from having no idea how to quilt properly. I had already started sewing the border together when I thought "hmm, I should probably lay this out on the backing to make sure it fits."

I rescued a receiving blanket from the goodwill bag that's been sitting in my room for about 3 weeks for the backing. Used up some pink gingham I inherited from freecycle and in about an hour, had the quilt done!

And in the eyes of my 4 yo, I'm the most awesomest mommy ever!

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  1. Wow! What a great little quilt! I have been wanting to try and make one, but I have been too chicken.
    That is a quilt your daughter is sure to treasure all of her life!
    Good job!

  2. Great job! Isn't it amazing how little it takes to please them?

  3. Congratulations on your quilt! It is a beauty. I know your daughter will enjoy it for a long time. Odds are good that you'll now have to make another one. They are addictive :):):)!

  4. Where did you get the dora panels? My 4 yr old daughter is in LOOOVE with Dora, and would love those panels.

  5. i found the dora panels at hancock fabric :)


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