After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My BIGGEST Sewing Project Yet

I have decided to make Zac and I a quilt for our California King size bed!!! 
I might be nuts.
Time will tell.

We will celebrate 11 married years this Summer.  We married shortly after my 20th birthday and his 23rd.  I've always loved sewing, handmade things, and quilts.  In fact, our wedding present to each other was a quilt for our bed.  It's a beautiful yellow and blue toned postage stamp quilt.  We bought it in a quilt shop in Big Bear and it was hand made.  I love it and I'm a little sad it won't be on our bed once I finish the new one.  However, we are both tiring of the yellow, and the quilt hasn't held up too well.  I thought they were supposed to last forever.  ??? 

Our whole house, minus Felicity's room and our room, is done in what I call cabin colors.  Sage and forest green, maroon, and earth tones.  That palate is both of our favorites.  Right now our bedroom is bright yellow.  :)  We plan to paint.  I wanted to do our quilt in those same cabin colors we love.  I also wanted the quilt to have a scrappy and somewhat vintagey feel in the fabrics.  The quilt store in town was having a sale on Super Bowl Sunday and even though I had just decided that weekend to take on this project, I took advantage of the sale and dove right in.  Here's what I have so far.
I went to the library and checked out lots of quilting books.  Zac and I went through them together.  I knew I wanted to try doing a strip type quilt.   Zac liked the Log Cabin, which I could do in a strip type fashion, and I've always liked the Log Cabin block too, so we were looking in that direction until we both fell in love with this quilt the minute we saw it.

This is a strip quilt made with strips of random widths.  Squares are then cut at an angle and pieced together.


I'm excited to start on it but it will be a S.L.O.W process because it's big, but also because I have other sewing projects that have to be done by birthdays.  I'll post my progress as it happens. 

What do you think?


  1. You have time! And so much love will go into this quilt. It will be a family heirloom.