Thursday, November 4, 2010


Man, I had having ADD!
Giant list of things to knit for Xmas and what do I do tonight? I launder & press 21 fat quarters for a quilt. My first quilt. Fat quarters that sat in a bag in my bedroom all summer. Nope, I have to decide to do them tonight.
I blame my mother. Not for the ADD. I don't think. No, I blame my mother for the craft gene. I've already explained that she's a knitter. Well, she's a quilter, too. It started with my oldest cousin when I was just a little kid. He and his wife wanted a quilt for their wedding, so my mum made them one. And thus began a family tradition. Get married, get a quilt from my mum. The one she made for me & my ex husband was a tulip pattern that was copied from a quilt that I had on my bed. My grandmother had made it, and it was falling apart, and I loved it. In my version are fabrics from the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls she made for me, from my bridesmaid dresses that I made, from the first items of clothing that I ever made, all sorts of things with memories. It's amazing.
I don't have a scrap stash. I have a yarn stash. So my quilt is being made with brand new fat quarters. And I don't do pastels or florals. So my quilt is purple. There are things that look like pop art, batik, tie dye, and some basic checks and dots. It's going to be pretty cool.
New mantra. Knit first, quilt later. Knit first, quilt later. Knit first, quilt later.....


Anonymous said...

Really? My mantra is "Stop doing new crafts. Finish what is started!"

My Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt (the one I started 17 years ago!) is still going. And Necole has been a real sport for waiting for her wedding quilt (she's been married 5 years!)

It runs in the family - just like the insanity!

The Queen said...

Are you suggesting I'm insane? I prefer 'quirky'.

Anonymous said...

Quirky it is! As in, your majesty, Queen Quirky!

The Queen said...

Much better. You are dismissed, minion. Go quilt.