Thursday, March 24, 2011


I think I have finally settled on a design for my daughter's Rainy Days and Mondays quilt.

A little of this, a little of that.....

And a ton of my own design. This one will be a challenge and will certainly stretch my limits with new techniques to will have about 1200 itty bitty pieces in all sorts of angles to make the top alone!

Her birthday is only a month away! In keeping with my "new attitude" of balance, I am not stressing about finishing this one up in time. I will pick at it when the mood strikes, show her what I have on her birthday, and let her be involved with the process until it is done. I think she will appreciate having an attentive Mom more so than a quilt on time....but I will make sure there is an "alternate" gift for her to unwrap!

Thanks so much to all of you who offered your support for my post the other day. It is nice to know I am not alone with my SuperMom complex! I stopped the clock for a day or two, played with the kids, and just reset my priorities a bit. I need to have my creative outlet, but it has to all mesh with family life. So, sorry Alison, I am NOT quitting sewing and sending you all of my fabric! But I may just pull back the pace a wee bit!

Back tomorrow with a winner for the giveaway!


Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

It sounds wonderful! I hope we'll get to follow your progress as well :)

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Cool! I can't wait to see it all laid out!

Michele said...

Paper piecing can be your friend. ;-)

You're not really going to cut all those little, bitty, bias-y triangles are you?

You don't need EQ, as you can make the foundations yourself, but if you wanted, I'd be happy to print them out for you.

It's a great design, and really not as complicated as it looks.

randi said...

wow! this is going to be a great project. i am impressed!

i am trying to acheive an attitude of balance also. wish it wasn't so hard to find on most days ! :)

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Wow, I love your sketch! And I read your post from yesterday, and I can definitely relate. Balance is...well, a balancing act. I know I struggle with it, too; I think if we're all honest with ourselves, we all do to some extent. Just take it one day at a time and with a healthy dose of chocolate :)

Little Island Quilting said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Katie B said...

Can't wait to see where this rainy days quilt takes you! I love that fabric.

Yesterday, my son and I spent the afternoon at the park flying a kite. Very good for the balance! :)

Debbie said...

Cute fabric.
I have some umbrella fabric like that.

Also- I like your green toes!

I agree that the time spent is much better than a completed quilt on time.

Riel Nason said...

Hmmmm, is it just a coincidence that those shapes in your quilt design look umbrella inspired? Should be really cool.

Kara Forristall said...

I love that you are doing so much of your own designing in this quilt! I bet it'll be a huge hit.