Monday, January 3, 2011

How I Spent My Morning

It's that time of year again, time to make my New Year's Resolution(s).  One is to potty train my oldest daughter.  I won't bore you with the details.  The second is to sew something new every month.  January is a quilt.  Being January 3rd, it was time to jump right on in.

My co-worker, Emily, bravely volunteered to do this with me.  Here she is cutting out our strips:

our cheat sheet (extra scribbles thanks to some kid)

After we got it all cut out, somewhat to our instructions, it was time to sew!  I just love hearing my little machine go to work.

Notice that white circle thingy trying to hide under the machine?    Rookie mistake...
Seams sewn folded like that are bad.  Time to get out the seam ripper!

After two short hours, we had 8 fun squares.  Emily is the perfect quilting bee companion!

Emily's squares

Monica's squares


Molly said...

Can't wait to see the final product!

Rita said...

You need to call me about the potty training!

Rita said...

But don't call me about sewing a quilt.

Because sewing scares me way more than potty training.

WAY more.

Monica said...

Rita--My seam ripper and I are great friends. Size 2T panties and I are NOT great friends!!! Potty training is way scarier than sewing....

WAY more.