Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Curse you, Martha Stewart!

There I was, minding my own business (actually drying my hair while flipping through Martha's July issue - I am an expert multi-tasker) when I had an attack.  

I saw this photo
and knew I had to recreate it.

This is not a big deal.  A lot of people probably saw this photo and thought it was a fun 4th of July craft.  (Here's where the attack part comes in.)  I, of course, felt the urgent need to recreate it on a gigantic scale in FABRIC.  

Not again!  The last time the fabric attack hit I ended up with this.  I love, love this quilt, by the way.  It's on Heidi's bed now and every time I look at it I think about how glad I am that I spent all that time last summer making it.  Looking at it also helped me remember all that work and that I was not in the mood to ever make another.

I tried to stop thinking about it but I guess my brain wouldn't let me.  I wore a navy skirt with turquoise and red polka dots to a boring meeting.  At the meeting I imagined cutting it into strips and pairing it with other outfits in the room.  That's when knew I was licked and I gave into my pioneer heritage.  

The next morning, armed with a stack of coupons, I hit the fabric store and ended up with this.

And now my closet is being taken over by red, white, blue and turquoise squares in every size.  I am using the exact same pattern as last summer and instead of wondering what I was thinking, I'm feeling giddy.  

Curse you and your napkin crafts, Martha Stewart!  
You've turned me into an accidental quilter!

(PS to LH and AF - Is this precious or what?)


NaDell said...

That looks so cute and reminded me that I still need to get some borders on the quilt I have going. Too many other projects to do first....
I love your multi-tasking and as soon as you said magazine, I thought about what Elizabeth told me yesterday after seeing my Better Homes and Gardens Magazine in the bathroom. She told me she didn't want corn that had black stuff on it. It was a dish of corn that was cooked on the grill. She just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to make her eat it. =)

Liz and Scott said...

That's going to be so cute - I really need to start working on my quilts while Will's taking his naps (but that would mean not looking at blogs & checking my email - what to do?)

Herlehy Family said...

That is going to turn out to darling! You are AMAZING and defiantly put Martha to shame! Great job!!!

Annette said...

It will leave you with very precious memories :O)

bill, katie, and co. said...

Love, love, loving the fabric you chose! I CANNOT WAIT to see the finished product! You're amazing...just like your quilting mom.

Laurie said...

What you are creating is PRICELESS and PRECIOUS to be preserved for generations to come...Go Blood/Linford Pioneers!

The Sam Elmers said...

I love when inspiration strikes! It's not always convenient, but run with it while you can! I love your fabric choices too!

amy smart said...

Holy Guacamole! (Sorry I am slow. I am so behind on reading blogs, or posting on our family blog for that matter.)

This is great! I am every impressed. And now, you are inspiring me. Even more than Martha does. Thank you for giving into that pioneer heritage.

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