Monday, January 21, 2008

The Babies are Coming

I have three baby quilts to make in the next couple of months and this is the first one crossed off my list. I bought this flannel kit about 2 years ago and it worked up really quickly and it quilted like a dream on my new best friend. Since it doesn't look like I'm going to be a Grandma anytime soon, if ever, I take every chance I get to make baby quilts for friends.

This arrived in my In Box the other day and some of them made me chuckle:

Only a Quilter would spend more hours sewing several hundreds of buttons on a quilt to embellish it, but wouldn't take five minutes to replace a button on a pair of pants.

Only a Quilter would give the gift of a wedding quilt two months after the birth of the couple's second child.

Only a Quilter would let three later-arriving patients go ahead of her at the doctor's office because she is on the verge of completing a block.

Only a Quilter would rush to finish a gift quilt. Not so it's done in time for the recipient's birthday, but so it's done in time for Show and Tell.

Only a Quilter would make a special quilt to give to her son, who would then have to attend quilt shows just to see it.

Only a Quilter would use freezer paper in the production of something to keep someone warm.

Only a Quilter has a "Welcome" mat at the door to her home and an "Enter at Your Own Risk" sign on the door of her sewing room.

Only a Quilter invites everyone to see her sewing room, then says, "Don't look at the mess."

Only a Quilter says, "I really don't need another project," then offers to make a quilt for a friend.

Only a Quilter will buy more than she'll ever need of one fabric for her stash, but slightly less than is needed of another fabric to complete a project.

Only a Quilter would give a quilt book to the guild auction then bid on it to get it back.

Only a Quilter would drive 40 miles in a hurricane to attend a quilt show, but call out to have her dinner delivered because it is drizzling.

1 comment:

Nadine said...

Very cute quilt, Irene! And most of the "Only a Quilter" things are soooo true. Thanks for the smile!