September 17, 2009

sew simple...right?

I bought two yards of this fabulous "Tea" fabric a year ago, and I had no clue what I wanted to do with it. It was one of those, "I can't NOT buy this!" buys. (I can't bring myself to say compulsive, exactly, because it sounds too sinister and hurried--I knew I really would make use of this fabric; I just didn't know how at the time...)

I fiiiiinally bought matching fabric a couple of weeks ago, and am planning on working on a quilt this fall so that we have something to snuggle under while watching movies this winter! I am excited as this is my first quilt ever {I really have no clue what I'm doing} and thankfully, I know a couple of very talented seamstresses who I know can help me through it.

I also bought this magazine over a year ago, and have had my eye on this pattern:

It's a simple quilt (sew simple), made up of off-set rows of 9-10 6.5" squares. This puppy will be large, at something like 52" X 70 something". I figure as I start laying out the squares, I may or may not want it to be that big... We'll have to see.

My mom has graciously offered to help, and so last weekend we began with the most tedious task: cutting the squares. Oy. I had no idea it would take so long, even with a circular cutter (which is a wonderful invention, btw...). As with most things, it is better with two, and I enjoyed her company and her patient help. I think I'm going to bring it back this weekend so that we can work on it more, if she feels up to it! It means a lot to me to work on these kinds of things together... more than she knows, I think.

Ah, and a tiny baby bump in our midst... So maybe I should say instead, "it's always better with three?" :)


leanne said...

I LOVE the fabric you got. That quilt is going to be awesome. What a sweet pic of you and your both look great. It's so nice that you can work on this project together. Hugs!

Julie said...

Cute Fabric! Your Quilt is going to look great!. How precious that you and your mom are able to work on it three.

Phil and Danielle said...

What a great find! That is totally you, all about tea. I loved the pictures of you and your mom (and baby Christiansen. It sounds like you had fun making all the squares. I Can't wait to see the final project!

rae said...

I love quilts. Unfortunately I can't sew and don't have anyone talented around to help me out.

I really like your fabrics... though the tea one might make me get out of bed for tea a bit too often.