Thursday, September 4, 2008

One hour a day

I have been so inspired by so many quilts I have seen in blogland, so I decided to get my scrap stash out and just go for it. For one hour, a few days a week, I put blocks together. I am loving gray, brown, and green lately. This one will be for Jack. Anna has this quilt I made her, and Addison has this blanket I knit for him, so it figured it was Jack's turn.

The first day I started this, it was around eight in the morning, all the kids were up, and I only got two blocks done! The next day, I managed to get three done, but they were hanging from the curtains rods, and sliding down the banisters by the time I was done.
Yesterday, I worked on it during nap time and I got seven done.
I am trying to decide if I should keep making more of the same blocks, or make the blocks I already have bigger....what do you think?

16 comments:

Denise said...

Now that school is back, I need to make time to get to my local sewing shop where I just bought my new machine and try to take more lessons! Your quilt is going to look lovely.

APA said...

OOOOhhhhhh. I like it, very much. The fabrics are fabulous, the colors & patterns matching so well. Personally, I like more of the same blocks. But, I don't think you can really go wrong in a scrappy quilt, do you? Hopefully you'll get more suggestions and take the best that match your gut feeling. Stand back, breath in. You'll know.

APA said...

Me again. I just popped over to see Anna's quilt...so very pretty! I love it and the ruffle is sweet. Perfect for your little girl! And Addison's blanket...toasty warm!

Renee said...

I've got fall quilting urges to satisfy too, I've been rummaging through my stash. I would keep going with more of the same sized blocks. What a lovely quilt you made for Anna and cozy blanket for Addison. I'm looking forward to seeing Jack's quilt modelled with him too.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I think the blocks you have so far are lovely. My two cents are more blocks of the same size but you have impeccable taste so whatever strikes you go with it ;)

lucky knitter said...

Love it! It is coming out beautiful.

Blaynexox said...

ITS AWESOMEa! I love all those fabrics :) You really have an eye for pairing fabrics - its going to be fantastic!

Suzanne said...

I'm starting to think that with one in Kindy and two in preschool part-time, I might finally find time to do something like this! You always amaze me... And inspire, too!

Levin (and Emily) said...

lovely colours and blocks.
i can't wait to see the end result.
i like your idea of doing it for an hour a day - I always feel that I need to set aside hours to quilt, and I never find hours so I hardly ever quilt.
little step every day!
l
x

Kathy said...

I think they look great as they are! It's going to be a gorgeous quilt.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the color combination. Stunning simple but very effective.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh I love it Katie - the colors are great! I'd go with more of the same blocks - these are looking great so far. Love the quilt of Anna's and the blanket of Addison's - is next up one for your bed???
Kris

Cottage Mommy said...

Looks really beautiful already! You amaze me at all you accomplish and your talent! Good idea to set aside an hour a day. I am trying to get back into knitting but not sure what I want to do...maybe a hat for the kids? I've never done that before but I suppose if I can knit in the round to do purses I can knit a hat right? By the way, I have a little Addison too, but mine is a girl. Still, love the name on a boy or a girl!

tiennie said...

That quilt is going to be beautiful! You are so talented!

Elise said...

I love it!! I am guessing you are some sort of prodigy because you seem to excel at whatever you make. Green with envy down here...
Elise

Michelle said...

Oh! I like it, it's looking great so far! I like your pumpkins, too!