getting there.

more quilt progress was made...but first:
do I love these because they are my boys or
are they just that awesome?
(and does that sound REALLY full of myself or what?)
I have 42 squares...a cut and ironed...just waiting to be assembled.
Here they are...all laid out...I am not sure how big I thought this would be...
but this is much bigger. :)
And here are my first two rows. This is so exciting.

Would you think less of me to know that I will be sending it out to be quilted?
The way I see it...sending it out to be quilted makes me no less a quilter than sending your photos out to be developed makes a photographer any less a photographer.

Are you ready to make one?
I'll help...I am going to make another after this...
you can get ready and make yours along with me. :)

The first step is to pick out 12 fabrics...and get a half yard of each.
You CAN do this.
If you can cut and sew straight lines then I mean you.
Go get your fabric.
THIS is my favorite place to buy fabric.

This will be fun.
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Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

The quilt and the pillows look great! How'd you do the silhouettes of the boys?

Lauren said...

Ok. I think I'm going to do it! I can cut and sew straight lines, right??? You're really an inspiration. Love it!!

emily said...

OK, I just committed to buy on that Etsy site... I am kinda freaking out but very excited :) Thank you for the inspiration!

Aurora said...

Oh my goodness...when you set your mind to something you just do it! I REALLY need to follow your example and finish the quilt I started! And no, you are no less a quilter for sending it out, that's what I plan on doing too! :)

Kandi said...

Isn't quilting fun? I haven't done one in ages, but I have a great stash of fabrics just sitting, waiting in my craft room. As far as sending your quilt out to be quilted, most of the quilters I personally know send theirs out as well. It's worth it to have someone with a long arm machine do it for you. You can go simple or they can get really elaborite, depending on how much moola you want to spend. Can't wait to see the finished product!

me said...

it is on my list of things to do. i have been looking at fabric for a while now-so many options! yours looks great! maybe i will follow along next time . . . and, i agree, i will send mine out, too. i would be so afraid i (or my machine) would mess it up!

Erica said...

I've been wanting to do this same pattern for my little guy's big boy bed. I just haven't found the right fabric yet.

And you're exactly right about sending it out. Its a smart move if you ask me.

Heather said...

It's fun to see a 'boyish' version of this after so many people went girly with theirs. Mine is kind of in between. Definitely send it off! There is really no ther way. I'm now working on a smaller baby version of this quilt.

Kristi said...

I think MOST people send their quilts out nowadays. My mom has a man in Indiana who does hers and does an excellent job. Let me know if you want his name too to compare prices or whatever.

My grandma would be poo-pooing the fact that I used a machine for the piecing even! She was an AMAZING woman with more energy, strength and patience that I could even hope for. I am so fortunate to have many of her quilts to remember her by.

You are inspiring me to make another quilt, then I remembered I have one I still have to finish... I have also found a style I think is so cute and think I'll use the idea to make some new placemats and maybe a table runner for my shop!!

Jessica said...

i left you a FB message but OMG. you are amazing. i knew that if anyone could complete a quilt in record time, it would be you! :o) you are an inspiration ... i work full time and lament the fact that i can't get a lot of crafts done ... you have TWO KIDS and a husband and can do all this!!! so that must mean i can do it too! :) you are amazing!!! :o)

Lindi said...

It looks great so far....Your color choices are fantastic....Can't wait for more instructions....

emily said...

I wanted to let you know that I am so impressed with that etsy shop you linked to! My fabric is already shipped! Now I am so nervous, but excited!


Angel said...

I love your blog!! So inspirational! Those silhouetted pillows are gorgeous! I think it would be wonderful if you posted a "how to" :)

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