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!

2 comments:

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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