Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby Steps

As the Great Procrastinator, it's my solemn duty to delay as long as possible, then work like a madwoman at the eleventh hour to whip something up. My baby quilt making has been on a two-year hiatus, as one of my quilts (oh, the sorrow of the ill-fated paper-doll quilt... sigh) was not well-received. Nothing like a kick in the gut to take you out of the game. It has been so bad that I've even left a dear friend's baby and a darling nephew out of the quilt-recipient's line. I just didn't feel safe enough to be creative. But sometimes you catch a break. Someone with absolutely no pre-conceived, Pottery Barn bland, matchy-schmatchy notions gets pregnant and you suddenly feel like playing around again. In fabric. Gutter-heads.


This quilt has been in my idea file for probably seven years... at least. I spent yesterday cutting strips, last night I managed to conquer half-square triangles (we hates them, we do), and with another two passes of fabric around each block, I may be able to call it done. Still behind schedule, and I need to call the quilter to beg for another day, but this 'quilt-of-wild-abandon' has been an absolute joy to play with. Now to ready myself for knitting class. A shower may be in order. Latah, crafty mommas. C
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7 comments:

leann said...

So I am so crossing my fingers to come to the shop on Wednesday or any day this week. I think I need to get really close to you and Melly and anyone eles in the Mad Skilz Dept. Maybe some will rub off 'cause mine aren't happening!! Unless you count cut & paste with 4 yr old. Stick + mud = me. Your baby quilt is so so sweet. You are so in the right biz!

Aliya said...

I actually love the quilt. It is so you and quirky. Have a great week.

Tam said...

Death to all ungrateful quilt recipients! Death to their ungrateful knit recipient kin! May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their private parts and all their eggs/sperm die an ugly death!

I may have knit a few things that were not properly worshiped and revered by their new owners. ahem.

If someone gave me a quilt as stunning as the ones you make, you'd better believe it would be the focal point of a room and would be adoringly shown to every person I could drag in off the street. Just sayin'.

gaylen said...

Ummm, I need something new - anything - I don't care what. A new photo, a story, somethin.

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prairievisiondesign : handmade said...

I like it!

Dragonfly said...

I agree with Tam!

Annalea said...

Okay, you've been holding out on us. Melly posted a photo of your beautiful smile. The cat's out of the bag, Frau Becher, and we want to see that more often!