So, you know how earlier this week, I said I only had one more gift quilt to make before Christmas? Well…my son, in all his sweetness, has asked for a quilt for Christmas.
Back in the summer after taking him to one of his baseball games, we took a detour to a local quilt shop. I convinced him to let me shop for fabric by telling him he could pick any fabric he wanted and I’d make him a new quilt. Now; I’ve made him plenty of blankets; he had a playmat that I made when he was just a wee babe.
I was just starting to calm my nerves a bit and switch gears into making all of his teachers (count them! 10!) coffee mug cozies and matching mug rugs for Christmas. I thought I may even have some time to do a bit of sewing for me!. Nope! Not happening!
“Ok lady” I said to myself (do you talk to yourself too?) “time to get your knickers un-knotted and get to work!” So, along with another quilt (same pattern as the behemoth that I blogged about earlier this week) that I’m doing in a different colour scheme that will be for my soul-sister and her hubby; I will now make one for my boy!
It’s another star pattern, and from experience, these take quite a bit more time to piece than a simpler pattern would. But I just couldn’t say no to my boy, especially when he asked me after telling me how much he loves all the things I make in “my room”.
This is what I’ll be working on today and through the weekend. Wish me luck, pray I get enough sleep to manage the rest of my duties and hope that I don’t prick too many fingers in my haste! I’ll let you know how it goes.
I’ll be linking up with Kelly for