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Monday, December 21, 2009

So Stinkin' Cute!

It's another quilt.

I am in love with this project!

It's just like me to wait until two weeks before the wedding to start making a quilt!

Even if I didn't have Christmas shopping to do, presents to wrap, a tree to decorate, and a house to adorn, I'd still probably procrastinate the "wedding" quilt. It's just like me to keep putting it off.

I've said before, "I'm not a quilter!". But I'm starting to think that maybe I could be.

What I really need to do, is make a quilt when I'm not under duress. I've always got some looming time limit, and feeling all in a rush and in a panic that I'm not going to get it done on time.

But here it is - and isn't it stinkin' cute!

The fabrics turned out so darling together, I'm loving each and every block I get sewn together.
This is another 'Buggy Barn' quilt. They really are so much fun. This one is a little bit trickier to make, it has taxed my limited quilting and sewing skills to the max. The first block took me like two hours to figure out, but now that I'm on the 10th one, I've got it down to about 35 minutes a block.

So I guess you could say it's coming along - big smile!

I started out with fabrics in reds, blues, whites, blacks and greens.

With the Buggy Barn quilts you cut out all the pieces with the roller cutter and stack them on your pattern to keep all the pieces in order and together. You rotate some of the top fabrics to the bottom so you get a multi patterned block.

You sew each block together in sections - then join up the whole thing.

Each block is a little bit different! So far this one is my favorite. The colors are so darling. I'm just getting ready to trim the corners so it will be a 13" square.

When you put all the blocks together, the black fabrics form a diamond pattern in each corner. Soooo cute!

I'll have to share more pictures as it comes along.

(Now if I can just find some time to get some presents wrapped . . . )


Anonymous said...

looks great...keep it up!

I recently decided to teach myself how to sew (as if there is not enough to do). I borrowed a sewing machine and so far its taken me two days to thread the bobbin and I snapped a needle. Not exactly off to a great start :(

Joy For Your Journey said...

I once hired the neighbor girl to wrap all my presents for me. She was 14 and I paid minimum wage. It was worth every penny. You might do the same and then you can keep on quilting. :-)

Jackie said...

You look like a quilter to me! I love it!

My mom farmed me out to the neighbors to help wrap their presents when I was young (10-12ish) so she could wrap presents and I wouldn't see. I never got paid though...

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2) said...

I will soon be teaching myself to sew. My mom makes her quilts and she does a great job like yours above.

I want to learn to make cloth diapers.


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tammy said...

Love it! I hope you'll show us the final product!

I have a friend who makes blessing/christening outfits and she always waits until the last minute and then stays up late doing them. I think that's the only way she can work.

Sue said...

This is going to be a gorgeous quilt. My mom did the same for me when I got married. And I still treasure it, 37 years later!


Greg and Karianne said...

So cute! I can't wait to see it!
And you!

Carolyn said...

i really need to take up quilting. i just love the fabric...but i don't know if i have the patience.

Loralee and the gang... said...

I LOVE those fabrics! That is going to be one beautiful quilt. The newlyweds are gonna love it! (I love quilting too)

Debbie said...

That looks so good. I have always wanted to make a quilt but somehow I never have.

Elaine said...

That's awesome!!!! It looks great!!


Reeses Pieces said...

Super cute! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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