My favorite craft blog in the world is Obsessively Stitching. She is so creative and most of the projects are inexpensive which is always a plus. A few weeks ago she started a tutorial called "First Quilt Ever". I wanted to join, but I was barely managing to brush my teeth every day and take care of Landon let alone start a pieced quilt. About 2 weeks into the tutorial, I felt the craft itch really, really strong. It was rainy Saturday and Ryan was watching Landon. I started looking through my many, many boxes of fabric to see if I could find fabric in a box that would work. And then I the idea came. Back in 2001 when we first started trying to get pregnant, the Blue Jean Teddy Bear was really popular. Every fabric store had tons of fabric. And I bought it up a little here, a little there, and little more over there. And I ended up with an entire box of Blue Jean Teddy Bear Fabric. Back in 2001 when I had no idea it would take more than 3 months to get pregnant, Ryan and I hand quilted a Blue Jean Teddy Bear baby quilt. (I know, I made Ryan help me...) A quilt to be used for our first baby. And then I made bumper pads. Now I have about 4 or 5 Blue Jean Teddy Bear quilts put away waiting to be used. Plus I have a box full of coordinating fabric. I've match it up and have 7 more Blue Jean Teddy Bear quilts ready to be made.
Obsessively Stitching. And I just haven't made it back to it yet. And partly because I'm scared. I don't want to mess it up. I worked so hard on it and it looks so good, I'm afraid I'll ruin it when I start the dreaded machine quilting.