I was having a conversation with my adopted mom this morning about a project she is working on for Christmas and I mentioned that I had some old tools she could have since I have upgraded a lot of my sewing stuff recently. It occurred to me when I said it that I am actually a pretty serious sewer these days, sewing as much as I can, as often as I can, and tackling bigger and bigger projects.
This is the biggest one yet.
It is this large by accident really. My husband had worked out all the quilt math for me before I started cutting, but I swear he told me I needed to add seam allowances. It turns out he had already added seam allowances, and then I added them in yet again, except I am lazy and so instead of cutting pieces that would have been 13 3/4 inches with 1/4 seam allowances, I rounded all the way up to 14. Ooops.
It also made it a bit tricky to take a picture, as the quilt is more than 6 feet long. (I haven't washed it yet, but it is 75 degrees today and likely to snow by Wednesday, so I figured I had better get out there while I can.)
Planning this one kept me up for a few hours one night. When Dave asked what I was doing up all night I had to answer with "You are going to make fun of me, but I was planning my quilt." I can't help it! It's the only quiet time in this house. And there are so many decisions to make. How many fabrics, which fabrics, what pattern, what binding, what embroidery.
I considered Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings and a few others, but really, don't we all just want Peace on Earth this year (and every year)?