My life is full of good intentions. Unfortunately my life is also full. Sometimes these two things collide. Like when my son needed a new quilt to take with him to college. I knew about it all summer long, but as the summer was about to end and school was about to begin the good intentions and full life collided once again.
Off we went to pick out the fabrics he wanted throwing away all my graph paper designs and going with simple and basic which translated into quick.The blocks were cut, laid out several times, and finally sewed together.
The design worked perfectly, but once on the quilt frames he said, "Too thin! I want warm and fluffy!" So we added another layer of quilt batting which bulked it up a bit. He loved it :-)
It didn't take long to tie it with orange and blue yarn. Off the quilt frames it came as I settled into my chair to hand sew the hem and pray for him with each stitch as he was about to fly away from the home nest to a new setting as he stretched into his future as a young adult.
He loved the end result and this quilt is now settled on his dorm bed.
Simple. Quick. Sewn with love by mom.
Can I encourage you to check out the Blogger's Quilt Festival of Fall 2012? Amy hosts this event twice a year and there are TONS of amazing creatively sewn quilts that are entered into the festival. I'm always very inspired as I quilt hop, but of course, continue to have the problem of good quilt intentions colliding with a life that is overflowingly full. Someday, right?