Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Where to start...I'm partially embarrassed about my procrastination...but on the other hand I'm not. We all have unfinished projects around the house, but this one has really bothered me because it's a project for my adorable little Aiden. I have made 3 quilts to date...all for my sister's little ones. The last quilt I finished was for my nephew, Kyle, and he is now 3 years old.

So....around 3 or so years ago I picked out Aiden's quilt pattern, bought all the fabric, washed the fabric and started to cut the fabric for Aiden's quilt. I planned to make him a throw that he could use all throughout his life...not just as a little boy. After I quickly got bored with cutting (cutting isn't much fun)...the fabric and pattern went back into the bag. And there it sat...and sat....and sat. NO...that's not all it DID stare at me from time to time when I would move it here or there out of my way. It was taunting me! Don't get me wrong...I haven't just been sitting on my tooshie the last 3 years. I did have cute little Max in the mean time and we've been busy with the boys and everything else...but still it's a project I have been putting off for one reason or another. And it's probably one of the more important projects that I have on my list. I've really wanted to work on's just the CUTTING that was standing in my way. As you can see...there are a lot of pieces to the quilt I picked out...what was I thinking??

So this year when I was asked to join a Block of the Month club (we complete one quilt square a month), I jumped at the chance. I thought this would be my motivation to learn how to sew on the sewing machine (versus by hand) to make it go faster...and now I can use the sewing machine. After that, I thought this would be my motivation to get started on Aiden's quilt. Well...the class has inspired me. It has inspired me to buy various quilt and project tools and fabric and also pick out a pattern and buy all the fabric for Max's quilt. Yep...the class has added projects to my list...but not taken any off!!

So...last week I realized it was almost August and I hadn't made any progress on Aiden's quilt. I took the fabric out of the closet, out of the bag and swore it wasn't going away until all the pieces were cut. Tonight I finished!!! Yeah!! I now have 1108 pieces of fabric to sew back together! Seems kind of crazy to cut fabric in pieces JUST to sew it back together...but I love it. Here's a picture of all my fabrics together (before I was done cutting of course)....
And here is the finished product. All my pieces labeled and in their bags...waiting for me to sew them together. I'm sure a lot of you can't appreciate my excitement...but I thought I would share it anyways. It's not that I didn't want to work on this quilt....more of me just not wanting to cut all these pieces out. Now that I did the tidious work...I can ACTUALLY start making Aiden a quilt of his very own that he can bundle up in for years to come.

I will definitely share pics as I make progress and if you don't see them...make sure you give me a hard time about it. I really don't want all these pieces finding their way bag into the closet again :)

1 comment:

  1. ooohhh...can't wait to see it. I've never made a quilt before. I cut out a bunch of squares for a block quilt for myself two summers ago but have yet to assemble anything. It's just day I'll get the itch to finish it! Good luck with yours!