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Monday, April 16, 2012

If You Give a Mommy Material...

...she's going to store it in a closet.

When the closet gets full...she'll take it all out to organize it.

When she takes it all out...she might want to start a new project.

When she starts a new project...she'll want to make a quilt.

If she makes a quilt...she'll have to cut lots of pieces.

If she cuts lots of pieces...she'll want to sew them together.

If she sews them together...she'll feel a sense of accomplishment.

If she feels a sense of accomplishment, she might want to take a break.

If she wants to take a break...she might suggest Opening Day at the Flea Market.

While she's at the Flea Market...she might remember that she used up lots of fabric on her quilt.

Which means...she'll need to buy more.

And if she buys more...she's going to have to organize it!!

My little boy loves the "If You Give A..." Books and I thought it would be a fun way to show you what I've been up to.
I have been folding my fabric and putting into clear bins, which is great because now I know exactly what I have! And that really did inspire me to make a quilt. My little Andy was looking at the novelty prints and liked saying what was on them. I have always wanted to make an "I Spy" quilt with many different fabrics, so I started cutting 6" squares and before I knew it, I had 100! I did all sorts of kids prints, characters, animals, food, toys, etc. I stitched the blocks into rows today and will try to connect them tomorrow. 
I had good luck at the flea market, too. The pink fabric pictured above is a soft cotton pique, 54" wide. I got 4 yards for $5!! I also found several old pillowcases and tablecloths for about 50 cents each. Best of all, it was in the 80s today, so hopefully the summery weather will get rid of the cold our whole family has been sick with! Back soon to show you progress on the "I Spy" quilt.


Janice said...

I love this post!!! "If you...." is the perfect template for what you and most of us do with sewing. I once declared that I would not buy another piece of fabric until I had used two from my stash. But "If I used this piece, then I will need a companion fabric...." So I'm still drowning in fabric. The I Spy quilt is looking good!

gmaofthree said...

Wow, Lisa, that is an impressively neat closet! Pretty fabric find, too- now which storage container will you put it in? I can never find the perfect system for organizing; there is always something that doesn't quite fit.

Michelle said...

What a cute post! My kids love those books too! Your I-spy quilt is looking great!

Jo said...

I love the rhyme! And the pink pique - what a great find!

Katie said...

Hi, this quilt is adorable. I love the variety of the prints. You should do a solid boarder around it.