Friday, October 15, 2010

New Project ...

Because I needed a new project just about as much as I need another whole in my head ... (meaning I have a billion unfinished projects, still no Halloween costumes, and still not working on Christmas gifts yet) .... I went ahead and started a new project this week.

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So we had this laundry basket of clothes that don't fit. I pretty much always take old clothes to either goodwill or pass them on to other families. This year though I changed things up again. Mostly, because well, just because I could!

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So I started cutting things apart. I can't lie ... I didn't start with a plan. I just took things apart and then looked at all and figured out I could do a quilt. So more cutting took place to get some squares.

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(5" squares if you are curious)

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Interestingly enough, at about this point the kids started to get excited and wanted to help. So I told them 1. No two pieces the same touching and 2. No two pieces with patterns touching (because we didn't have as many of them so I wanted to make sure they were spread out). And set them off to the living room floor.

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And after not too much time the floor looked like this:

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I've carefully pinned things and kept them in order of their row. I haven't started sewing. I hope I get to it soon because they seemed excited about it and so I want to finish it soon!I promise to keep you all updated as I work on it. And soon I will have some other finished projects to share (yay!!!)

4 comments:

  1. SO cool!! You are insane, naturally, but it will be so neat when you're done.

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  2. I can not tell you how much I wish you were my neighbor!! My daughter (now 11) and I want to sew so badly. I bought a machine, a book, material, and notions (it is notions, right?)...and what do I have to show for it? NADA! I can't get past learnng how to thread the machine correctly*sigh* No one gives sewing lessons in my area and when I ask people that are suppose to know how to sew they freak and stutter and say they are not good. (at this point anything is better than what I am achieving on my own.) I am bookmarking your site. I love how you post photos to guide the way. BlessingS!

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  3. I have checked Jo-Ann’s and they don’t offer it. I wanted to cry. We don’t have much else around here in a way of craft stores. I have thought about You-tube. I will try that and see what happens. It would be awesome to get started. Thanks so much for popping over!

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  4. That is going to be amazing! You have a lot of crafty talent going on over there to put something together like that, when you aren't even starting with a plan.

    I am not very crafty, as you may know. I have started trying to make a very simple ribbon Christmas wreath. My girls would love it if I did more projects. I hope your kids realize how lucky they are!

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Seeing your comments makes me smile! Thank you so much =)