Weekend update….

We have a sick sick house~ husband, kids, even I have had a sore throat for the past few days. I am thankful my sore throat has not progressed. Hopefully they are all on the mend! Here is a little Singer I could not pass up! When I saw  it at my GW I had to get it.  $19.99. It works, but it needs a good tune up and cleaning. I could not help but think of my littlest working on this one day. She is way into craft projects. She wants to do it all!  I love the minty color!

Ok, here is the deal, February is quilt month at Sew Mama Sew and in my continued effort to do more, be more, I have undertaken the challenge. What is hard is the fact that quilting looks so easy, and straightforward, but it is hard. The threads alone can make you go over the edge. I guess the art is in how beautiful it all looks, effortless simplicity. Mine, not so much~    Well, it is a  work in progress. It started out as a 9 patch, apparently this is what young girls first worked on when they were learning how to quilt back in the day.  It seems I could not leave well enough alone, I had to go and divide it into fours, then reassemble. Well, needless to say, I do understand how important correct measurements are in this process. This is where it all went wrong for me.  All squares are wonky, but I will perservere.  I think just making myself work through process will help me more than anything else. Ultimately I would like to make a twin quilt. Ha ha, one day! For now, with all of this, I am stopping at a crib size. I just can’t take to much.   Hmmm, that little incubator quilt make do, or at the very least a doll quilt. Yes, maybe that is what it will be~ no matter what, I am having a blast! 

All items are really left over scraps and vintage sheets, pillowcases.  You didn’t think I would spend money on a project I knew wouldn’t go quite as it should did you? I have been down this road before, but I am sure to do better this time!

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3 thoughts on “Weekend update….

  1. Hi Jenn,
    I love your quilt! It is very charming and I’m sure your children will all want to have it in their home someday! What a great deal on that beautiful machine! You lucky girl you!

  2. Hi Jennifer, I just came by to check out what your up to these days. I love the stuff you make! and i think that le crueset pot is the real deal! good job! love, stacey

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