Baby quilt fabric!

I finally bought the material for the baby quilt. I was in the calico fabric section for over an hour and I am excited about the colors and patterns I ended up choosing. And fabrics were 40% off starting today! I had stopped in for a few minutes yesterday before going to a movie, and my frugal side is pleased I didn’t buy anything then.

It is a green and blue color scheme, and it is going to be awesome. And done by Thanksgiving, in case the baby comes early. I won’t be posting pictures of the progress because the mother-to-be said she trusts my judgment and skill and this way it can be a surprise when they can unwrap my gift to them.

When I was at the Joann Etc I also decided on the colors for my next quilt: purple and dark red with a shot of marigold. And after that, maybe a black and white one…  Or the Kid Icarus quilt, if he gets around to designing it and buying the fabrics.

Soon I will have so many pieces of extra fabric that I will need to create a real filing system to store everything, in rainbow order of course, enough so that I can say, “I’m going to make a quilt this month, let’s see what I can pull together just from the materials I already own…”

Right now the fabrics are in the wash, and tomorrow night I can begin the first tester block.

I’ve been making quilts since January – eight months later I’m still doing it, which I think means it’s a real hobby and not just my latest fad.  They’re pretty, useful, and creative, and make thoughtful gifts.

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August 26, 2007. Words.

One Comment

  1. ZoeJane replied:

    hurray for hobbies. 🙂 I need to find a good constructive one.

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