The latest re-obsession


August 8, 2008 by 8junebugs

Screw you, Mother Nature. If I have to deal with another month of summer, I’m going make me a quilt in Fall colors.

Take that.

I’ve always wanted to learn quilting, but it’s one of those HUMONGOUS, time-consuming, tedious crafts that works a lot better when you’ve got a partner. (Like exercise, but…drier.) I have some pattern books and some magazines (1990-something), some fabric, and a fair amount of supplies, but I’ve always lacked the ambition to even get to the finished-quilt-top-in-the-closet stage.

No longer. Alicia’s got the bug and we’re proceeding before we remember how much freaking work goes into these things. True to form, I am probably biting off more than I can chew. Here’s a sample of what will be in my, I hope, full-sized quilt.


In related news, I finally got a couple of Euro pillows and will need to make shams for them out some stash fabric. It’s a Sewingstravaganza around here.

I apologize in advance to any guests who end up with pins stuck in their feet. Those suckers really blend with my carpet…


2 thoughts on “The latest re-obsession

  1. Marla Bean says:

    Nice, you should watch how to make an American Quilt to get you EVEN more in the mood… I don’t know if the mood will be for quilting or hot male side dishes… Either way…

  2. 8junebugs says:

    Ha! We did! Also Mona Lisa Smile and a good bit of The Wizard of Oz.

    Quilting takes a long time.

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