I was searching for inspiration on line about a week before Thanksgiving and I came across This book. I was IN! I read Whip Up quite often and I was so excited to see there was a "blog tour", I had caught the tail end of it but I could still see all the yummy photos of the inside. When I got to these photos of the books contents I instantly wanted to shout from the rooftops, I WANT TO MAKE IT ALL!! I was particularly struck with this photo of the cloud song quilt, HOLY FREAKIN MOLY that is cute, no!?!? So, I promptly, frantically(cuz I get a little manic when I am geeking out) called my mom and told her that I had found this new book and that we HAD TO(seriously now, this is life or death stuff) get this book so we could both do some of the projects together. We both bought the book and we really wanted to do a quilting project together(from afar, she lives in Colorado and I in SLC). So we decided on the this quilt...
And the kicker is we wanted to finish it before Thanksgiving. Which I, straight out the gate, thought was HILARIOUS because the running joke in our family is that if mom says she is making you something, don't hold your breathe. It will be about three years before you actually get it, so you better make sure its something you will always like(for me this is hard because I am always changing my style, I meant like every week. Another running joke). But my mom assured me that she WOULD PROVE ME WRONG. So I said sure and we went on our merry way. We called back and forth about our color choices and whether or not it should be a Christmas project being so close to the holiday. She decided on Christmas, I did not.
Now I know that I'm not a very proficient at quilting yet, at least I don't have 30 some odd years under my belt, like my mom. So I am a bit nervous about getting mine done, but I know how I am when I set my mind to a project...I DON"T STOP. Not even for food(which, on a side note, if I could figure out how to bottle, DAMN I would be rich). So I get a phone call a couple of days later and my mom tells me she is all done with the piecing and she just needs to quilt it...GREAT, I haven't even picked out my friggin colors. So I'm thinking she is turning this into a race...oh okay, it's on like donkey kong now. And less than a week later we were done.
I am floored at how different and yet equally cool they both are. we plan on doing this again, we just have to pick the next project out. I am hoping it will be from the same book since there are so many things in there that I want to complete this year.
I have to say this was really fun, nit just because I was doing something with my mom but because, as everyone knows in the craft world, I COMPLETED A PROJECT IN A TIMELY MANNER! That is truly the biggest reward for me. I start so many projects with the intention of getting them done soon, but then life interjects and the spark fizzles and I am on to something else. This is one of my resolutions, to finish what I start. Have you ever done a project like this with a partner? I am definitely doing it again.