Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My first quilt...


I certainly didn't expect my first attempt at quilting to produce anything resembling perfect...so I expected these crooked squares...I don't mind, actually, that they don't line up perfectly, I tell myself it makes it look more "cottage-ey" I have visions of this quilt being drug through the sand at the beach, snuggled under for midnight movies, or spread out on the grass for impromtue lunch picnics with The Bella...none of which require perfection.

There are no quilt shops, or quality fabric stores on the island (that I have found but if you know of one please let me know!) so for my mother's day, I opted to order a bunch of beautiful prints from fabric.com...it was exactly what I wanted :) I binged on these adorable charm packs, which is what I'm using to make my patchwork quilt. I also snarfed a couple of yards of some favorite Amy Butler prints...I bought my groceries yesterday and I am looking forward to a few days of staying home and creating, creating, creating.



So ya'll were wondering where I got the fabric to make Isabella's busy bag? Well, my mother sent it to me...however, it is an Amy Butler design, and you can order it from fabric.com...they are wonderful, I order from them frequently and they're always very speedy with their shipping.




It's been sort of slow going with this monkey on my table...but even with my eight legged monkey assistant, I'm still finding immense peace in our boring, little routines. Does it make me a bad mother that most days we stay in our jammies, eat chocolate, color, and sew all day long? I feel like I should be more structured...and I know that I will be...as soon as Tyler gets home...but for right now, unless we absolutely have to be somewhere, I'm really okay with just this. In between chores and the other daily grinds, we talk and giggle...sometimes we bicker...we nap, we take care of business, we hope for a phone call from daddy...It just feels so natural to not fill my days with clutter but to just enjoy them as they are, slow, warm and uneventful.

7 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your new look! And that quilt is gorgeous!

I don't think you're a bad mother at all. What a creative environment for a little girl to grow up in!

mommaof4wife2r said...

so much fun!!! i have never quilted either...and i have wanted to try, but just have too many other things going on for now. i love it!!!

Tiffany said...

Slow, warm, "uneventful" days are some of the best and most memorable! You are a great mother because you're teaching your daughter how to create your own entertainment/use her imagination rather than constantly keeping her busy with outside activities. I've always wanted to quilt; however, never found the time. I'm going to make that a goal to sew my first quilt within this year. I am anxious to see how yours comes out! Happy sewing :)

Kristin said...

Hi from SITS. And I can't believe that is your first attempt at quilting. It's amazing! I totally get your sense of contentment. I'm a SAHM who found it hard at first to transition to being at home after my little dude was born. But I'm LOVING it now! We play, we sing. I blog while he naps. Life is good. Love your blog and your daughter is adorable!

Kelli said...

Sounds like our kind of days..staying in our jammies, cat napping, eating chocolate and hanging out with your most favorite, most adorbale little people in the whole world doing whatever. Wish more mommies would spend days like that with their little ones. It's the life, I'm tellin' ya. :) Your house is so cute!

Sylvia said...

I found your blog from A Little Loveliness. I know Melissa through our church family. Isn't her blog wonderful? I am a quilter and a smocker. Your first quilt effort is great! Keep at it and challenge yourself a little everytime and you will be an expert before you know it! When you are talking about the smocking 'thingy", do you mean a pleater?
Sylvia Joyce
Montgomery, AL

A glance at my world said...

Your little quilt is adorable!!