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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.
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.


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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