I had the hardest time deciding on a design for our little guy’s quilt. You would think this was some sort of important life decision or something. Ha! Should I go with a new design I had never tackled, or should a do another triangle quilt like I did for Little B but in a different color scheme? Part of my indecision stemmed from the fact that I was under a bit of a time crunch. As I mentioned in a prior post, I had ordered some fabric from Joann.com over Thanksgiving, including the minky I planned to use for the backing, and I hadn’t expected the delivery to take as long as it did. It finally arrived shortly after Christmas, and I was looking at a timeline of about six weeks to make the quilt, start to finish, along with a few other projects I had planned, plus freezer meals and other general pre-baby prep.
But relatively short timeline be damned, I decided to go with a new design. For those of you that know me, this probably won’t come as a big surprise. I’m constantly experimenting with new recipes, projects, etc. When it comes to my hobbies, I’m all about novelty. I finally decided on a kaleidoscope quilt. I got my fabrics all picked out, and got to work.
There’s nothing like the pending arrival of a newborn to really generate focus and productivity, at least at our house. I realize that not getting a project like this done isn’t critical for the arrival of our child, but I also realize I probably won’t have a lot of time to get back to my sewing machine once he’s here. 2016 is going to be a busy year, and the more I can get done now, the better. I have so many other projects on my list that I want to tackle in the bits of free time I’m able to create in the months to come.
Ultimately, I was able to get this done in a couple of weeks. There were a lot of late nights, and Papa B was a great help with Little B on the weekends so I could make some serious headway. I’m happy both to have it done, and with how it turned out. Can’t wait to see our little peanut laying on it!