Sunday, November 16, 2008

Day 2- or 38 days

Wow, I managed to get a lot done.
This morning I woke up bright and early.
I got all of the fabric pressed.
I started with the monkey/jungle green fabric and got all of it cut into squares.
Yep, I'm making size quilts.
8 in total. 4 girls-Princess/Barbie, 2 boy-superhero/transformers, and 2 monkey/jungle.
Even for the bigger kids (huh, Hunter's the oldest at almost 4), I figured they would like the super soft fabric and maybe size won't matter so much.
I know a lady with an embroidery machine and I'm thinking of asking her to embroider each kid's name on their blanket before I put the backing on. Either that or their initials. I think it would look nice with their names though.
I had 2 little helpers all day, and neither one had a nap. Rylie chattered away in her room for almost an hour but never fell asleep.
I finished sewing the top of one of the monkey quilts.
I still have the rest of the fabric to cut, but after cutting the first set of fabric my poor wrist needed a break. All of the material I cut today was flannel.
I didn't do any kind of pattern, I just threw all of the squares in a bag and pulled them out one by one, so as long as I didn't get 2 in a row it was good. The picture is a little deceiving because there are some off white squares next to the light green backing material squares and they almost look the same in the picture.

I also managed to make an almond pound cake, and a loaf of pumpkin bread.

It was a busy day and now I'm beat. My eyes are very heavy and I'm hoping I will be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning......


  1. I love the monkeys! How cute! That is alot of fabric cutting!

  2. WOW, I'm impressed at all you accomplished today. Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish when you just set your mind to it. I'm sure the kids will love the quilts. Very cute, I can't wait to see the others.

  3. Okay, I'm LOVING the monkeys!!! Have you ever thought about after the holidays.. maybe making a few and trying to sell them!!! I would LOVE to get one for my son or daughter. I wish I had that type of talent.

  4. Forget Supernanny - you were Supermommy today! I am impressed at how much you got accomplished!

  5. How cute! I wish I could do something special like that for my kiddos.

  6. Hi, I came from Julie's. I so admire quilters, I can't do it, just can't. Beautifl work.