a king-size project
if you follow me on pinterest, you may have seen me pin about
239478 22 fabrics a few weeks back. it all stemmed from this random pin popping up; one look and zomg, i have to have this quilt for our bed. and thus began what has become one of the largest (and second pinterest-inspired) crafting projects i've ever taken on.
(what was the first pinterest-inspired project you may ask? it was this firefly cross stitch, which was a gift to my husband for our anniversary. for more information on why in the world my husband would want a firefly cross stitch, please see this post).
after a thorough search of fabric.com and a trip to three different quilt shops that took me to amish country and back, i finally found what i was looking for. i got home and couldn't wait to dig in, so i spent the next few days in a giddy fervor, happily cutting away and diligently humming to the sweet melodic sound of the sewing machine.
after almost three weeks with this thing, i am now at least a few chunks of hair shorter than i was before and would be happy to never lay eyes on another seam ripper as long as i live. while this assessment may be a little on the dramatic side, the proof, as they say, is in the puddin' - i completed seven rows of the quilt in my first week, and since then, have only managed to put together two more. i don't want this project to become something that i look at with disdain at any point; i want it to be a fun, happy quilt in every sense. so i'm slowing down my pace a little bit - but not too much! - it's looking like we may finally have a home, and i want this baby ready by move-in.
without further ado, my king-size (literally and figuratively) quilt progress: