I finished Charlies quilt the other night. Putting the top together was fast if you remove the enormous indecision (if I put this print here,will that over-ride this one and does that blue really work against this one and are there too many rabbits). Hmm. Stitching all those rows was not so fast. I am SO pleased with it though and glad I quilted more than I had originally thought I would.
I'm waiting for the big boys to ask where their baby quilts are. In my head?? They were seven before they got their first quilts. I always thought a baby quilt lifespan was too short to justify the fabric usage. Perhaps more a fear that I would use loved prints, the quilt would become too small in break neck speed, and then I would be unable to get much loved fabric anywhere at all. This time around I intend to make all the things I wished I had for the other two. Charlie is in danger of being swamped in handmade motherly love. Mel made the beautiful remark that this quilt is so very "me" that it will be as though he is all wrapped up in a mummy cuddle. Isnt that the most gorgeous thing to say? For me thats exactly what a quilt is for. Something to keep someone warm and safe and wrapped in love.
I really find fabric turnaround waay more stressful than trying to keep up with fashion. Ive learned my lesson-if you see a top you love buy it. Fabrics I'm a little slower to remember not to wait. But it and but several yards because when its gone-poof. Gone. The back of this quilt is AMH garden party.You might remeber that I was hunting desperately for it last year to finish off our quilt? Well theres a discount fabric store that I didnt know existed! Isnt that always the way? Amy seems to know where to find pretty much any fabric i think.
This quilt is also less gender specific. I couldnt help but think that it will never be used again once Charlie's done with it so I'll put it aside for his babies. Thats the Aquarian in me. Its diabolical this 'over thinking' business.
Next on my list is a hexagon garden quilt for my niece, then the Swoon quilt. Yes I will actually be following a pattern with that one. A miracle.
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