Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ug, how did this happen?

I really try to only do one major project at a time. In the midst of a big project, I will stitch some mini quilts or quilt bee blocks or soft toys just to break up the process, but I try not to have too much going on, or I start to get scatter brained and feel like I'm overwhelmed and going in too many directions at once.

Right now, however, I have a baby quilt top that needs to be stitched to a backing and a stack of quilt blocks ready to be assembled for a quilt to go on my wall (to brighten it up in the winter, although the winter will be done before this quilt is at this rate)

Plus two stacks of virtual quilting bee blocks waiting to be assembled (these are my lovely Stash Busting Bee blocks -- think I need to make three more to balance them out)

Plus this hanging on my wall, ready to be sewn together before the boys knock it all down. This is Aaron's I-spy quilt. I promised Aaron that his quilt would be next, because he kept asking, "Is this MY quilt, Mommy?" every time I've finished a quilt in the last 6 months. So finally, I am doing his big boy quilt, even though Emma doesn't have a quilt yet.

I think it needs some red, but I don't have any red novelty fabrics, so I'm thinking I'll bind it in red.
Plus, since I've been sewing like mad, but not having time to tidy up between projects I have a giant pile of scraps to sort through
And a few fabrics I've pulled out for various projects that need to go back where they belong:

I just remind myself that one day I will have more self sufficient children and more time. But by then I'll be back to work and embroiled in the kids' lives, so I'm not sure if it will be better or worse than it is now. Ah well. I'm abseloutely NOT going to start anymore major projects until I have these all done . . . except maybe a baby quilt for Emma.


Laura said...

Wow you have been busy! That I-spy quilt is great. I'm sure he'll be so happy to have a big boy quilt!

Kristen said...

I guess you don't want to hear then why does everyone have a blanket from Jill except him? He does really love Gogie (the beanbag frog) though :o)

Kristen said...

some of my sentence disappeared - that was from Elijah

Alexis said...

My sewing piles are in about the same state... c'est la vie when you have young kids right? If you'd like, I'd be happy to check for red I Spy fabrics... what size are your squares?