confessions of a fabric obsessive

Not panicking at all

My sister has gone into hospital to be induced today, which means that my niece will be appearing today or tomorrow (fingers crossed).

The quilt for my niece is not finished (to be honest, not actually started, although I did pick out the fabrics for it last night). Not that I’m panicking (well maybe a  little bit).

Partly worrying because the baby’s not due for another week and my sister’s having to be induced. The medical people have decided that the baby is coming out now. And partly because I haven’t started cutting for the quilt yet, never mind sewing.

These are the fabrics I have chosen (although I don’t have enough of the purple/violet ones at the end, so I may have to dig something else out of my stash):

And these are the quilts that I have seen on the internet that I like and pinned on my pintrest board so I wouldn’t forget (click on the photos to see the original blogs they came from):

by Krista at Spotted Stone Studio on flickr

so far, all of these are too much cutting and sewing for the amount of time I have, eek!

I need something simple and quick

I want to make a zig zag one like this

or a rail fence like this

but this stripy one would be quick

I haven’t done HST before, but is this really the time to learn?

or I could go back to the one I made before

I think I’m leaning towards the Purl Bee’s stripy one, or maybe a really large rail fence, with three rows, two squares per row and some white sashing.

I want to start cutting today or tomorrow, so fastest one could be the one that actually gets made.

Wish me (and my sister) luck!

Claire Bear

13 responses to “Not panicking at all

  1. Mary Grace McNamara December 16, 2011 at 16:58

    How exciting! A new baby in the family! All the quilts you have found to inspire you are lovely and would make wonderful baby quilts with the fabrics you have chosen. Thanks so much for linking back to my post and letting me know!


  2. MegExpressions December 21, 2011 at 10:37

    Great colors that you have picked out. Good luck with the quilt, will be excited to see how it has turned out

    • Norikazu March 1, 2012 at 14:53

      I always check the craft section when I go to thrift stores. Many times there are gallon plastic bags full of fun buttons, patches, and other sewing things. I’ve often found vintage sewing notions, and most of the time they no longer have the directions with them. One time I found a blue wooden egg in one of the bags, and I had no idea what it was for. A little research on the Internet revealed it was a darning egg. Now that I know what it’s for, I’ve used it to help socks keep a natural curve to them while darning, and it works great! Thanks for everything you do, Claire Bear!

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  5. Thaynara March 1, 2012 at 08:55

    Oh wow, that sounds like fun. When we went to the fair this summer, I remember there was an absolutely gorgeous all-white quilt on display. I think it was more impressive than any of the color combinations I saw that day. (The best quilts I’ve seen were two years ago at an actual quilt show, not at a fair. Oh, and the ones my grandma makes!) I’ve been tempted by bobbin lace for years, but have never tried it. Someday. A couple years ago, we were fortunate that a display of art Kimonos from Japan was shown locally at the art museum they were simply astounding in their craft and beauty.

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