Yay, it's my first!
This quilt is a gift for my husband for our 6th anniversary, which is Sept. 3. I started this quilt a couple weeks ago, thinking that it would take me a while to get it all together. I actually got it pieced much faster than I thought I would, mostly because there were a few evenings where Roger took the older boys out to work with him on equipment so I had far fewer interruptions. Funny how that works.
My husband and I very rarely buy each other gifts for any holidays, birthdays, or our anniversary so I was going to try to make this a surprise for him. But, he kept coming into my sewing room one evening when I had it all spread out and started asking about it. I am a terrible liar, so I went ahead and told him it was his. For as long as we have been married he has been asking me to make him a John Deere blanket or pillow and this is as close as I was willing to go, much like our older boys' quilts. Needless to say, I am very ready to make a quilt that doesn't involve green and yellow!
**Embarrassing revelation...You know that movie, "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock? Where she is dancing around the bonfire with Betty White singing, "To the window, to the wall..." Well, as I was pressing the strips for this quilt, in order to remember which direction I needed to press each strip I found myself singing that song because that is how my ironing board is situated; I am either pressing toward the window or the wall. Every strip. To the window, to the wall... I may have even danced a little.
I started this project yesterday as a way to get more experience before I did the actual quilting on Roger's quilt. I thought this would be a quick project to put together, and it has been so far. I got the fabric cut and the top pieced during naptime yesterday. As the day went on I liked this less and less, but I'm not entirely sure why. Too many colors? Too bright? Uninspired? I think that is a YES to all, but since it is really just for practice and not for anyone specific I'm trying to be OK with it.
|At least the scraps are pretty...|