Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Sunbonnet Christmas

This is a little project I started on Saturday. I love the colors and I love to add machine embroidery to my quilts. These were new designs that I bought from Designs by JuJu. I just love her designs and they sew out extremely well. When I did the Sunbonnets on Friday night with the intention of doing this "quick" project, I never anticipated that it would actually take me until Sunday to finish the top. Oy Vey! I got the middle checker board done without a single problem. I put on the first border and then the trouble began. I measured and cut and remeasured and cut at least three times trying to get the final borders on this simple project...I gave up on Saturday. Sunday morning I started in again. Thankfully the second time I measured, and cut I got it just right and I was able to finish the top...get it sandwiched and started the quilting on it. This is what happens when you decide one day to do a project and start it the next without any planning what so ever. I am not a planner...I am a doer and it therefore gets me into a lot of trouble along the way. I can hardly wait to finish this and put it on my couch. It is going to be my only Christmas decoration this year. I just don't seem to have the energy to decorate and spread "The Cheer". Maybe next year.

When this project is done, I am going to start a T-shirt quilt that I have been putting off for at least a year now. My nephew "Fast Eddie" passed away 2 years ago and I promised my sister-in-law that I would do a quilt with his t-shirts, but I just have not been able to get it together to get started. Eddie was only 34..he was born 10 days before my husband and I got married, so he was our special boy.My Mom called him Fast Eddie, because when he was little, he had an ability to travel on his little legs faster than we could catch him sometimes. But I am determined to have this quilt finished for my sister-in-law before her birthday in January......holy cow....I better get moving.


1 comment:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I've made a total of one t-shirt quilt - used fusible tricot interfacing on the shirts and it went together/quilted like a dream. My son loves it.

Best wishes as you tackle your own to-do (and any associated emotional demons that may try to get in your way).