Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Quilting...

So like I said earlier, my sister in law introduced me to this cool fabric store and, well, I got a little too excited buying fabrics. Ironically, a week later she went back and bought the same quilt pattern that I had. We have both started working on the quilt and this past weekend we decided to have a little quilting party. I went up to her house and we worked on our quilts together. The part I hate most about quilting is cutting out all the pieces. I got this much done:

Believe me that is barely getting going...I have to have 42 of each of those red squares, and a total of 168 of the rectangle squares. Yikes! Sad to say that that is all I got done in two days. I did finally piece and sew my first block tonight however (even though there is much more cutting to do one needs a reward along the way):

I have to give Leigh some glory as she is far surpassing my efforts, not only is she all cut out but she has completed this many blocks:

Hopefully it won't take me 5 years to complete this quilt like it did the first one I've made :-)

3 comments:

normal mom said...

That is going to be so cool when it's done. Keep going! But I hear you about the process...When I sew for the girls, I love picking the pattern and fabric and then I start losing steam. I love the pattern for that quilt, it's great.
I'm laughing because MC Hammer is on TV this morning. Hammer pants and all.

Danielle James said...

That is really cute. Good Luck your better then I...

Leigh and Greg said...

You know, I think I've decided I'm going to get that Aunt Millie's pattern too. I love copying you Melissa!