I'll admit. I've been a little out of it lately. I've been tired during the day and a little bit, well, scatterbrained. I can finally break out of that! The reason is that I've finished the quilt.
I didn't know any quilters. I always thought quilts were something that old ladies who collected Precious Moments figurines and love going to DUP meetings did while sitting by the fire in their rocking chairs. These quilts were always flowery, boring, and always, always Kountry Kolors. Ewwww.
Then I went into Elaine's Quilt Block in SLC. It was a revelation! I'd never seen anything like it. The quits were colorful, fun, not sissy and I didn't see any Precious Moments figurines in the whole store. I had a new respect for quilting but still didn't want to do one - ever. Well, that was until I saw the pattern for what I ended up doing.
It took almost the whole time I wasn't pregnant between Molly and Heidi (so really, not very long) and was an extremely hard first quilt. It's pretty big too. It fits a twin size bed. I was really proud of it and thankful that I finished my one and only quilt.
Then I went to Elaine's again - to look at fabric for fun. I was helping my mom and sisters pick out fabric for projects when I saw the most amazing book cover with a photo of the most amazing quilt. Uh oh.
So this summer I while the kids were asleep I watched a few seasons of Project Runway, a whole lot of Jay, Conan and Dave, Flight of the Conchords, a bunch of documentaries (Bigger, Faster, Stronger was my favorite), the entire Tour de France, most of the Olympics (Can you QUIT showing the divers! I am so sick of diving!), and a whole lot of other stuff I made
in 6 sizes
with 5 to 22 pieces in each square
for a total of 1660 strips of fabric
ranging from 1 to 2.5 inches
made from 20 different kinds of fabrics
that LUCKILY I had most of in my scrap drawer
or else I would be poor.
I finished Saturday morning at 1 am. Life can begin again.
Now I just have to add the backing and batting, get it machine finished and then sew on the binding, so what I'm saying is I'm not reallllly done, but the hard part is over. Oh man. Come see it at Christmas time.