Thursday, September 25, 2008

Not on the list....

Well I found this really great book on quilts from the library. It is Crazy Shortcut Quilts, and I absolutely love it. I decided that I love the idea so much that I might use inspiration from the book to make one or two of my Christmas list gifts. Before I dove into my expensive fabric that I bought just for those gifts I wanted to try one with the fabric that I had no use for. I found some great fat eighths that I was going to make a prairie skirt with, but I really don't like prairie skirts anymore, so I used them. Then I had to find fabric for the backing and realized I don't have that much pink fabric so I sacrificed with my pink and green camouflage.

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It is 35" x 45" which is fairly small, but just the right size for a lap quilt and maybe a baby quilt. I love how it turned out! I can't wait to make more using the same style.

I know this was not on my list, but at least I didn't buy anything for it. I used up fabric that I really had no other use for.

I will be so excited when this week is over. Not that it has been a bad week, just a very busy one. Nick and I have yet to have a night just to sit and relax. Monday is our first night of that, so I think we are going to take advantage of it. Friday I am going on a hike at Mt. Rainier with the 6th graders I work with. It is the same hike I did when I was in 6th grade, but I haven't been since then, so it will be lots of fun. I know I will be very tired after this hike, but I think it will be fine. This weekend we are going to Wynoochie Lake in the Olympics with some friends for a end of the season camping trip. I am excited to go, but already tired, so that makes it frustrating.

The only stress reliever I have right now is my book. Since starting work I have lots of time to read, so I have been enjoying a variety of books. I finished The Giver by Lois Lowery and I started Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. This is the first book in the new love saga series for teenage girls. I love this book, it makes me feel like I did when I was in high school, in love for the first time with Nick. The constant need to be near him, and all the butterflies that come with it. I actually get the butterflies while I am reading. I love when a book draws you in so much you feel the same at the characters. I think I am going to go read some more, until Nick gets home at least. So, I sew.


TiLT said...

Hey - didn't I see that pink & green camo fabric of yours over on craftster...fabric swap perhaps :)
Very cute the lap size.

MMM said...

Hi! I was looking for something on the internet and your quilt and blog popped up - yay!!!! Pretty, Pretty Quilt!! :)

Marguerita McManus
co-author, Crazy Shortcut Quilts

Christina said...

your blog makes me want to start making clothes again.