Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I have a history of this

taking on projects that are too big for me. I decided to make Jackson's quilt for his new bed. I let him pick his main theme fabric and I'd make a simple quilt. I thought it's no big deal. I've been wanting to learn how to quilt but needed a motivation. a good kick in the pants. the problem is i have a tendency to get in a project and see nothing else in my life. I thought I'd do squares 7x5. They're 11" but now laying it out it doesn't seem big enough. That means 14 more squares (b/c i was one shy anyway.) Then there's the fact that I want to loosely piece the back. Then I can't even let myself think right now about the actual quilting, the piecing is my favorite. All that said, I'm still happy with what I have so far. Sometimes making a project public makes me feel more accountable. I know I'm silly but fear of being asked motivates me. It's very loosely based off of this design. I said loosely!! I of course am no professional. I really like the white lines separating the squares.

4 comments:

The Archibald Family said...

It's cute Natalie. Are you planning on hand quilting it? If you want to do straight lines you should just quilt it on your machine. Good luck. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Lori said...

Are you kidding me with all that talent?? It's awesome! Love the colors and the design. Actually I take that back...it's lousy. You don't want to put that trash on Jackson's bed. Oh well, I guess you can just give it to me.

Mandy said...

Awesome!!! I'll motivate you to finish it so you can share your techniques with me! Once Calvin has a big boy room, I want to make him a quilt for his bed based on the theme of the room.

Jeni said...

Props to you, Nat. I wouldn't have the first clue to do with all those tiny, square pieces of material. Lookin' good so far!