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9.09.2009

Halloween WIP

Last year, when Baby M was only a few months old, I decided that I needed to make him a Halloween quilt. I had just recently taken up quilting, and, frankly, had very little experience but a lot of enthusiasm. I had gotten a baby quilting book  out of the library, and the attic windows quilt in the book caught my eye. I had never done anything with triangles, and thought, how hard can it be?


It really wasn't too hard, but it would have been a lot easier (and a lot more accurate!) if I sewed accurate, straight 1/4 inch seam allowances. Still, the blocks turned out pretty well...

The thing is, I never managed to baste and quilt Baby M's Halloween quilt. I blame it on teething, as our little monkey stopped sleeping through the night around the time I completed piecing it, but the truth is, I just lost steam and I really don't love my fabric selection. It's got... well, just too much going on. But there's another part of me that is emotionally attached to this quilt top. After all, I managed to cut and piece it with a newborn at home. And even if I don't love the fabrics I chose, I did choose them with lots of love. Plus, there's the fact that it's the very first quilt top I made for Baby M. And so, rather than let it sit in a shelf, forgotten and collecting dust, I have decided that it will be basted, quilted, and bound in time for Halloween '09. Hold me to it, ok?

I hope to report on progress soon... and also hope that the new projects I've got simmering in the back of my mind won't get me sidetracked. Must stay focused!!

8 comments:

ROZ said...

One step at a time, and you'll get it done

Candi said...

So far, so good. I really like the pattern that you used. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Gretchen said...

Hooray for baby Halloween quilts!! I'll have to make one for my yet-to-be-born niece or nephew. Thanks for the idea and this is a great quilt!!!

Lynn said...

Cute quilt! Keep with it, you can quilt it.

Thanks for visiting Grammy's Quilting's blog.

Georgina said...

That is a great quilt, for any time of year!! I love the name of your blog! Happiness is random, but wonderful when it drops by!!
Thank you for dropping by to Rose Coloured World - we quilters must not get to reclusive!!!

Mam said...

It takes time and practice, believe me. When I look back at the first few quilts I made, I'm surprised at how much I've improved. Mind you, I still have a ways to go.

QuiltSue said...

I think this looks like a great quilt in the making.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the quilts too.

linda said...

a few minutes everyday, and you'll be done in no time!