Today I aim to fix one of the things I have been putting off....
Each of my boys has a quilt that Their wonderful, beautiful, Kind, benevolent, Mother.. (that would be me) made for them..... well... everyone but Worker #4.
I have had the super-warm flannel for his quilt for months.
I have had the matching thread for months.
I have had the batting for months.
I have had the sewing machine for years.
and yet.... he still has no quilt.
Today I am going to make a quilt.
A whole quilt.
Start to finish.
(ok... half of the flannel squares are already cut from a fabric swap last year)
I am going to make worked #4's quilt in the biscuit style. They should go fast...
The question is.. can I make a whole quilt in one day??
We shall see....
I'll be back with updates and pictures....
Pray for me.
Pray for my fingers.
Or.... eat a piece of cheese cake for me ok?
it is now 7:03 am
5....4...3...2..1.. BLAST OFF!!!
Wish me luck!
be back later!
10:46am... Have I ever mentioned that I HATE cutting batting??? Hand Lotion Anyone??
11:48am.... Lunch break.... I STILL hate cutting Batting!! (ok... I don't let my kids use the word "hate" I really realllly dislike cutting batting, I loath cutting batting, I detest cutting batting, I abhor cutting batting, I can't stand cutting batting..... should I go on? cause I can ya know! I really can!!)
2:30pm UPDATE... Everything is cut out. Now time to sew. I would have been MUCH further than this if I didn't have the 4 yr old Little-Foreman-in-Pink "helping" me. Oh and if I hadn't stopped 47 times to cry about how much I dislike cutting batting.
7:00 pm UPDATE.... Well, things slowed WAY down with 4 kids coming home from school. I had to go pick up worker #2 from Drivers ed, cooked and ate dinner. But, I finished sewing all of the individual squares together!
Now the shower assembly line is starting. While the dirty short people get clean, I will begin to sew the squares together into a quilt! whoo hooo!! we are in the home stretch!
Here is worker #4 arranging the squares to his liking. He is excited!
9:42pm UPDATE- OK.... now comes the time where we must ask ourselves... What is the definition of "finished"? Worker #4 is indeed sleeping under his brand new schmooshy warm flannel quilt. BUT I am making this quilt a rag quilt. And for it to truly be finished, I have several hours of snipping of the seams to make em look worn & frayed. It IS together.
I COULD leave it this way. Altho it would look kinda funny. I guess I didn't really, totally, completely, 100% finish the quilt. But it's together! He is sleeping under it. Does that count? Whatever the verdict... I am proud of myself for getting this thing done (sortof kinda almost)
Pictures tomorrow. I'm goin to bed. Nite Nite
7:00 am 2/20.... snip snip snip snip snip snip snip snip snip **sigh**
8:30 am FINISHED!!!!
This is worker #4's quilt! roughly 24 hours after I started it. As you can see, I snipped all of the seams. To get the desired effect I just threw it into the washing machine.. this will help the edges fray and curl up a bit. Here is a picture of it BEFORE washing. I'll post the washed picture after it comes out of the dryer. Whoo Hoo!! I am proud, if I do say so myself!