Thursday, June 17, 2010

Starting a new quilt!

Okay, Megan and I are Sucky McSuckerson's. We try to act like we are these big quilters, but then we crank out a quilt about every 6 months each. Pathetic (said with an english accent, because we are half brits). So I decided I am going to take advantage of the little tiny 15 minutes I get here and there. This week has been crazy, I have all 5 kids home, 3 birthdays, summer camps, piano, gymnastics, dance etc. But I get little breaks here and there. (In fact, I wish I were using this little break that I am spending blogging to you folks, sewing...lol)....

My oldest daughters favorite color since she could speak is purple. She LOVES it! I finally gave in and bought the paint (the second one in the sample) when Lowes was having a sale. We haven't painted yet, but I am making this throw for the bottom of the bed. I love this fabric line. It is a "little house" print by Annette Tatum. Super pretty. So I will finally be a nice Mom and let her do the purple thing.

So I cut away. Then I pin and press while I am watching TV with my husband. I come and sew whenever I have a little pile ready to go. Mostly I only need 10 or fifteen minutes to sew the little piles then press later. It is actually working out great! I am quite impressed with how much I have finished in a week's time. I really try to wait for 3-4 hour blocks, or craft weekends, but I think this is how I am going to have to craft.

I am lucky in that I have a craft room right off my kitchen. I promise to share pics one day, but there is always the last things that never seem to get done (in my world.) And it is always too messy from crafting or stashing my crafts purchases, that it wouldn't look nice in a pic. I am going to reveal it soon...bless my heart!
Here are a few of the finished blocks. I am hopefully going to be piecing the whole thing together within the next week so hopefully I will reveal the finished quilt top in a week. Wish me luck.  And good luck to all you other Mom's that only get 15 minute craft increments. I feel your pain!

Going to link to some of these parties...

5 comments:

L Johnson said...

Good job finding the moments to sew this beautiful quilt for your daughter. Beautiful fabric with just the right dose of purple!

Megan said...

Love the fabrics. It's a fab idea to have 15 min time frames. I'm totally going to copy.

grammajill said...

love the fabrics Heather! it is going to be cute!

Kianna said...

pretty fabrics!

KennaCaroline said...

I totally know the 15 minute break idea. Good one.