Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lesson of the Day

I've had some material floating around in my house for the past, year or so.
The purpose of it to be made into a quilt.
Looked for forever for the perfect pattern.
The mailman had my answer when he delivered...
June 2011 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.
As I was disecting it, I came upon this beauty.
It was the ONE.
I've been search for 12 months for it.
Glad  I waited.
What do you think of it?
Me too...Lots of work.
In order to make this quilt you need anywhere from 63-116 fabrics.
I went through my stash.
16 Fabrics I wanted to use.
Only 47-100 fabrics left to find to use.
3 fabric stores + a bit of $$$ = 54 fabrics
54 fabric + 16 fabric = 70 fabrics to play with.
So I take my fabric and one night I cut them all into 2 1/2inch strips.
Isn't it pretty?
Next part, laying the pattern out.
Like how I do it?
I then take and seperate the pattern into two strip sets.
AHH...nice and pretty.
This is what my three year old does, while I'm sorting and testing patterns.
Isn't she pretty?
She got a shower with the hose, so did I.
We came in and got ready for church, while I was doing her hair.
Look at what the middle child did.
She was so proud of herself.
Lesson of the day: Put your pretty little cut strip piles up at of reach of the 18mnth old.
She has fun with them too.I'm going keep you updated on the progress of this quilt, hopefully I'll actually get it done quickly.
I'm now home from church, the girls are asleep finally, maybe I'll undo the mess she did.
How's your Sunday been?
Mother of professional mess makers 


  1. Wow, that's a big project to take on with three little ones. I give you a lot of credit for being so ambitious!

    The mud and the messes...I just kind of assumed that came with little boys. Guess I'm wrong! ;)

    I tried e-mailing you last week about a wildlife themed tot pack. If you got it & weren't interested, no big deal. But if you didn't get the e-mail (I replied to your comment on my blog, so maybe it's an outdatee address) please let me know if you're interested in offering some suggestions on pages for a wildlife tot pack. I found some adorable graphics!


  2. love it! i have always wanted to see one of these done so i expect complete updates! good luck!


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