Monday, 18 November 2013

Biting off more than I can chew...Christmas editon

I can admit it, I have a hard time saying no --  I think obligation is important and it IS nice to be a person others can rely on.  This usually isn't a problem.  However, I am also incredibly ambitious.  This becomes problematic at Christmas time when it seems like there is less time and more to do.  I got this idea to make a couple of similar/same Christmas themed twin sized (or generous couch sized, as I like to call them) quilts for a couple of friends of mine.  Given that the Santa Claus parade was this weekend, its probably a good time to get started.  Eeek!

So I figured that I would cut out all the fabric for the whole she-bang all at once for two reasons: first, cutting is kind of a pain in the ass and I make a big mess; and second, this way I will HAVE to finish (I'm already tricking myself and I just started....this does not bode well).

When I had the strips cut for the first quilt, it seemed doable.
Okay, so started out...not too bad.  Manageable.  I only have to make 48 trees.  Only.  I'm a lunatic.

Strips for two quilts cut.  Okay...slightly more daunting.  
At this point, in a caffeine induced haze, I still believed it wouldn't be THAT much work.  Lol.  Then I cut out the background fabric.  Total game changer.  Total.

This is the fabric stack for ONE (yup, just one) of the quilts.  Only 24 trees.  Did I mention I decided to make TWO?!?
And yikes.
So I got the strips to make 24 trees all assembled.  All I have to do is sew these strips together.  Oh, you know, and then do it all again for number two.  If you need me, I'll be in my sewing room....till Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. Wait, wait, aren't you usually mocking ME for my crazy quilting goals? Hah! I say, Hah!