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Delusional Quilting Part Two

This is why I suck at estimating how long crafty projects are going to take. Friday I wrote about the quilt top I spent a long and frustrating week on when I though it was only going to take a day or two. That night I started on the second identical quilt top. And the planets aligned.
I Spy Quilt ready for quilting
The kids played quietly on their own. The baby slept peacefully. Brendan made dinner. I had plenty of thread. I had not miscounted the number of squares I cut. I did not have to use the seam ripper a single time. I finished the quilt top last night. I even got both basted this afternoon and am ready to start quilting now. Yeah, identical quilt tops. One took a week. One took a day. I don't get it either. That is why I am officially refusing to estimate how long a project is going to take ever again. This is a hobby after all. The only deadlines are self-imposed. Well, I'm no longer going to impose them. Everything is going to take exactly how long it takes.

And for those of you who could care less about my crafty rants- here are some pictures of the girls from our trip to the park/farmer's market on Saturday. No pictures of Samuel- he spent the entire trip happily snuggled in the his Snuggli.
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Anna has recently gone from total playground wuss to complete playground adventurer. She's conquered the big slides, the rope bridge and the fireman's pole. Now if only she'd try a new food or two.

Comments

balloongal said…
I love reading about your crafties as well as your kiddies. Thanks.
Sarah Camilla said…
So, I love the colors of the two quilts! Please explain to a novice quilter the use of the safety pins in the blocks. I'm guessing it is to hold the top and backing (and innards) all together while basting? I haven't ever basted before I machine quilted. I'm sure I've goofed and am learning from your expert ways.

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