Monday, April 16, 2012

Funny How Long Things Take . . .

After working on applique with my friends all day Saturday, on Sunday I thought I'd give my applique finger a rest. I hate wearing a thimble, so the middle finger of my right hand usually has a bit of a callus, but too much applique turns the callus into a painful hole. I prefer not to have that happen.

I thought I might work on this month's Schnibbles quilt, but instead I pulled out the fabrics I've collected for Bunny Hill's Vintage Christmas quilt.

I'd been eyeing the pattern and found out one of my good applique friends had also been wanting to make it. She LOVES making quilts using the original fabrics, but she'd held off on buying the pattern because she didn't think she'd be able to collect enough of the fabrics. Well, guess what? Of the four fabric lines used, I had the fabrics from two of them, so it was just a matter of collecting what I needed of the other two. So I decided to put kits together for the quilt and give her one for her birthday-Christmas-Halloween-Easter-hostess gift present for the next year or two.

That's what I did today--worked on cutting fabric for four kits and I didn't even finish; I still have the fabric for the border applique to cut and package.

Have you ever cut fabric and put together kits? It's WAAAAAAY more time consuming that you'd ever think. And there's nothing that says how much of each of the original fabrics need to be cut, so I've had to study the pictures of each block, figure out what fabric is used, and calculate how much is needed.

I have no idea when I'll get started making this quilt but I suspect my friend will will finish long before I do--she's super fast and good at applique.

Somehow it doesn't feel like I accomplished much quilting this weekend because I don't have anything to show for it, but I know I actually got a lot done. I hope you had a happy weekend!


Anonymous said...

I'd say you got a whole lot accomplished making gifts for others. What an awesome friend you are! Florence

Teresa in Music City said...

Now that's a great friend! She's so lucky to have a friend like you! It's a wonderful quilt too and you will enjoy working on it together :*)

Sally said...

Wow I wish I had a friend like you. Your blog is on my must read everyday list. Love all the creative things that you do.

Sally said...

Wow I wish I had a friend like you. Your blog is on my must read everyday list. Love all the creative things that you do.

krislovesfabric said...

Sounds like a wonderful thing to do, lucky friend! That looks like another great bunny hill project.

Sinta Renee said...

I love that BOM and have the pattern... same story. But that is a wonderful present for your friend! Aren't you an angel! I have cut kits before... it is a lot of work... a whole lot of work!

quiltmom said...

what a great friend you are- Your friend is going to be thrilled with your thoughtful gift. You had a very productive time creating such a great present.
Have a terrific week.
Regards from Western Canada,