Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My "quilt"








It has not rained at all in the month of May...that has been AMAZING!!  Life with no rain feels so very easy.  People playing outside, things to do on the weekend, not being wet, all make for a happy mama with a little extra pep in her step.

And energy abounds when the sun is shining.  Last week I dug out a "quilt" from last summer and decided to finish it.  I love bringing these "quilts" to the beach with us and this summer required a new one.  I bought the fabric and started this "quilt" last summer...but lost steam with it.  I have not done much sewing this school year, but all of a sudden I needed to finish this guy..and I did.

Now I pretty much carry it with me wherever I go, asking people to not block my view of it..and please do not actually sit on it unless you are CLEAN...which is NEVER...I take pictures of it every day and just generally LOVE it.

I put the word "quilt" in quotations ...because I feel really bad insulting quilters by calling this a quilt. I buy fabric, cut it up, sew it back together, make a quilt sandwich (batting in the middle), sew lines that are no where near straight all over the sewn fabric, fold over the sides and sew a fake binding.  I then get overly excited and treat it like a family heirloom, and just generally LOVE it to death.  I feel like it is a bit more than a blanket so I do call it a quilt.

I need a new quilt to work on, but I have 2 knitting projects I want to knit and that will be where my extra dollars go right now...but I am going to start looking.

I have found Instagram to be a great source of inspiration for knitting projects.  I have fallen down many an Instagram rabbit hole involving knitting...and I think I may try that for sewing.  It is very motivating.  But I know I struggle with the all or nothing mind set...so I do tread carefully when I feel swept up by all the things I want to do.


  1. I love your 'quilt'...that's just the kind that I like best...and it will be a family treasure too...

    ~Have a lovely day!

  2. That is not a "quilt," sister, that is a QUILT! Lotsa love in them, and beauty, too. Doesn't have to be complicated to be authentic!

    1. Thank you for saying that.. Your right , it does not have to be complicated 🌻

  3. Gorgeous "quilt" - and it makes me smile to think of how much joy it is bringing to you! How are you going to keep it clean when you take it to the beach? ;-)