Tuesday, August 19, 2008


An approximate recap of a recent coversation regarding my first quilt.

A couple of weeks ago....

Billie Lynn: Hey, I got this super duper cute quilt kit at Joann's. It's got everything you need in it to make a quilt.

Me: Oh how cool! I think I'll pick one up for a birthday present for Mitchell.
(I then proceeded to Joann's a week later to buy a pirate themed quilt kit on clearance for $14.97)

This morning....

Me: Hey Billie Lynn, check out my super duper cute quilt kit I got at Joann's!

Billie Lynn: Yes, that is super duper cute. I can't wait to make mine, but I still have to cut everything.

Me: HUH???

Billie Lynn: I haven't started cutting anything yet.

Me: HUH???

Billie Lynn: (Looking at me....)

Me: I have to cut stuff?? I thought this was a quilt kit, all ready to go.

Billie Lynn: Oh no girlfriend, that's just the fabric you still have to cut all your squares out.

Me: (in Homer Simpson voice) DOH!!

Billie Lynn: By the way, you picked a really difficult quilt kit. You have a lot more cutting than I do.

Me: Stupid me, I should have paid more attention to the picture on the front so I would have known what was in store for me!

All in all, it wasn't a death sentence. (although it felt close to it). While running my mouth during our sewing date, I wasn't paying enough attention to my cutting, and left one square an inch short. I pieced together a 5-square strip... then double checked and realized I really only made it a 4-square strip. My batting was sized ridiculously wrong after I cut it to what I thought was the right shape and size. Oh well! In the end, I like the quilt. It took me four and a half hours (off and on) and it was worth it. It was a great learning experience..... I learned not to talk too much... and that you still have to cut quilt kits - blech.


Billie Lynn said...

I think it looks fantastic!!!!!

Christy said...

It looks great Christina! And Mitchell will love it. :)

Anonymous said...

I love it! Way to go!!! JRA