Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another Quilting Project

I think I am officially a quilter. I don't know how many quilts you need to make to be labeled a "quilter"(I'm on #4), but I think I'm one, nonetheless. You see, I am already a fabric-aholic (I didn't make that word up) and I find myself dreaming about what my next project will be. So when my friend Debbie showed me this pattern in a magazine, I flipped. Not only is it labeled "easy" but it would be perfect for Alli's bed. I had been dreaming of making her a soft, floral, cottage-y (I might have made up that word), little girl quilt, but decided to wait until she was in a twin-sized bed. After all, it wasn't that long ago that we moved her into her toddler bed.

Well, through a series of events, we became the owners of a twin sized bed and because my dear husband refused to store a bed for a year or longer, we moved Alli into it right away. No worries, she is so proud to have a bigger bed and does just fine. But that meant that she needed a quilt and gave me the excuse to start one ASAP.

So this is the picture that inspired me. I will post pictures of the process as I progress. I love it and I can't wait!!!!
*sorry for the off-kilter pic. I tried to scan it into the computer and I apparently didn't crop it. Oh well, you get the drift.


Linda C said...

Wow, Donette! I am impressed. I have always been an admirer of quilts and of quilters' talents. One of my earliest memories of my paternal grandmother was when she let me tie the yarn on top of each square of her quilt that she was making. She went from there and taught me how to tie my shoes. Quilts carry lifelong memories with them. Have fun making yours...it looks beautiful!

Sarah said...

Oh, it is so cute! I so wish I had enough ambition to teach myself to quilt. But I do not. :-) I just let my dear MIL do it for me. I think we have a total of 8 of her quilts in my house! I love them so much.
Have fun creating it--her room will be beautiful!

Anonymous said...

It's adorable! I can see why it inspired you to quilt your own.

girlie girl said...

Wow! Go for it! It looks a little more thatn "easy" to me, but I'm sure it will be beautiful.

I also ave the next (or next 50) projects in my head. It drives me crazy sometimes that I don'e have enough time to do it all.

can't wait to see the finished project!