Its finished...

March 9, 2010

...that's right my friends,
believe it or not, I have actually completed my very first quilt.
When me moved into this home
{in August, but who's keeping track?}
I wanted Jaymin's room to resemble the glorious pages of
Pottery Barn Kids,
but we are far from capable of affording
their {ridiculously-priced} items
{despite how much I covet them}.
So I set out on a mission to not only create a
Pottery Barn-esque room for my son,
but also to attempt to make a quilt for his bed similar to the ones they sell.
I searched far and wide for the perfect surfer-inspired fabrics,
designed the size and layout
{on autocad, yes, again, "nerd-alert"!!},
cut the squares, stitched them, quilted the 3 layers,
and made and sewed my very own binding,
complete with hand stitches.
And to think, it only took me 6 months!
Granted, during those 6 months
I did move, paint and decorate my entire house,
run out of quilting money, get hugely pregnant,
celebrate Thanksgiving & Christmas,
and oh yeah, had a baby, but I'm not one for excuses.
{Did I mention this is a QUEEN-SIZED quilt?}
So, I'm actually quite thrilled with this accomplishment,
not so much because I think it turned out amazing
{believe me, it is far from perfect,
but I kind of like that about it...}
but because this huge stinkin' burden is lifted of my shoulders!!
{Yes, I have a hard time leaving things UNfinished,
so even my craft projects tend to become burdens.
Especially now that I have mere seconds a week to devote to my beloved craft-time.}
This is also a bit of a "sneak-peak" for Jay's room.
It's pretty much done and ready to be posted!


Jami Nato said...

that quilt is so pretty...i have no sewing skills! can't wait to see the room...

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Oh, my! You did such a good job and the colors are awesome. So when do we get to see the whole room?

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