Baby Quilt Marathon Training
My friend Gail at Quilting Gail is hosting a baby quilt marathon. Instead of running 26.2 miles, the idea was to devote 26.2 hours to baby quilts. Sewing them, quilting them, designing them or whatever your heart desires as long as the topic is baby quilts.
Baby Quilt Focus
It’s never too difficult to get us to focus on baby quilts! Be it for a marathon or a 5k walk/run, we love making baby quilts. While we may or may not have made the 26.2 total hours needed for the marathon, we definitely got in more than a half-marathon. That is pretty darn impressive itself, don’t you think. Right?! It turns out that we weren’t all that great at keeping a tally of time accurately.
- We picked out the fabrics for the Cind-erella baby quilt
- The HSTs were sewn and pressed as well as all the applique pieces traced and applied to the light blue background
- Plan B on the HSTs and more trimming ensued
- Applique started with the two steeds complete and the carriage started
- Another Dumbo baby quilt cut and layered for quilting
- Sashing applied to the second-to-last Dr. Suess baby quilt
- Audition possible blocks and fabrics for our beehive request in October
No Finish Marathon
We have no finishes to show for our marathon attempt. Coincidentally, we also didn’t make a decision about our beehive block but we’re leaning toward Ripples pictured above. Someone was just lamenting about how easy it is to underestimate the time needed to make a quilt (Ann at Laughing Gas Quilts), and I totally agree. The two of us are easily swayed away from a topic, even one as simple as selecting fabrics. We pull all the potential choices and then . . . isn’t there additional choices in the closet. And there we go – off on a tangent. Thank you, Gail! You inspired us to concentrate our focus on baby quilts for a fun-filled fifteen days.
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