Two years later the same project is staring at me and I’m staring at it wondering if and when I’m ever going to get it done. I was inspired two years ago to make an Eric Carle quilt after one of our friends made our youngest a beautiful “Hungry Caterpillar” quilt. I bought the kit, cut and pieced it together, and sent it to her to quilt it for me. The school where I used to teach and where my son attended had an auction so I donated it to them. I was thrilled when I learned one of the teachers won the quilt. Yay! Winning!
With the sewing adrenalin running through my veins I bought another Eric Carle kit, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” I was pumped. I was geared up. I was ready… then something must have happened. Something more important must have needed my attention because two years later the kit is still in its original packaging waiting to be cut and pieced together…waiting to be enjoyed by someone.
So right now, at this very moment one of my “Sweet Cheeks” is sleeping and the other is at school. I just finished five bags and am waiting for more fabric to arrive so I can complete two more. What better time to start on this old, but new project.
Wow! I gotta hand it to all the quilters out there. Cutting is hard work! Cutting pieces of material into perfect rectangles is hard work! Cutting pieces into perfect rectangles and sewing them together and making sure the corners meet is truly hard work! I am definitely not good at this; nevertheless, it was fun!
tiny pieces everywhere and pieced together
First row done…3 more to go
I’m adding the borders of the quilt today and the kid’s faces on this quilt are starting to crack me up! I think they are wondering if i’m really going to finish this quilt. It’s not a hard quilt to do. It’s not even that big. It takes a lot of time and a ton of thread to complete! I’m still plugging away. I WILL get this done!
looks like it’s done – still need the batting, the backing, the binding and then it’s done!
It’s a resting-my-eyes-my-hands-my-machine day. Off to buy some batting.
Ahhh…done! Success! Two years later I finally completed the “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” project. Now let’s see what other old projects have been waiting for me for so long… 🙂
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? (size: 44″x55″)