In a good way…by fabric! My cousin is learning to quilt, and we’ve volunteered to test a pattern called Colorblock by Holly at Bijoux Lovely. My cousin has already picked out her fabric, but I thought I’d make one for Veronica and I am completely overwhelmed by my fabric choices, although I have narrowed it down considerably.
Never in my short-quilting-life have I ever had so many choices!!! And this is the first time I have enjoyed trying to put different fabric collections together. The pattern only uses 7 fabrics for the top (not including sashing), but I have accumulated so much great fabric that it’s so tough to eliminate some of the prints. I have definitely decided to use that leafy print on the bottom left for the backing. It is one of my first fabric purchases ever—and from Joanns. It feels thinner than the designer fabric, but I distinctly remember getting it on a half-off red tag clearance sale, so I didn’t pay more than $1.50 a yard for it. It is high time I used it and it really coordinates well with the other fabrics.
I am overwhelmed in other, not so wonderful, ways. My husband has been on business travel this entire week, so I haven’t done any sewing. at. all. My oldest is home on spring break this week, which has mostly been really helpful, but it also has been crazy…a lot. Last weekend I finished quilting my Flora quilt, and I cut strips for the binding one night after the kids went to bed. But when I held it up to the quilt, I hated it.
The quilt has a yellow lattice print border, and the binding against it looks green. I am really disappointed at how it looks together, so I am just going to use the rest of the border fabric I had left over to make matching binding and leave it at that.
So, I don’t think I’ve ever shared that I am into my SIXTH year of breastfeeding. Yes, you read that correctly. I am only 34, so I have been breastfeeding 17% of my life. I know breastfeeding is a beautiful thing, etc etc, but I am ready to have my body back.
Overwhelmed is definitely the way I have been feeling lately! I’m hoping to get some sewing done this weekend and have a quilt top and a finish to share next week. I hope you all have a happy Easter!!!