Week One of the Quilt Along

Yesterday, I took a trip to JoAnn’s to pick out fabric for the quilt I’m making for the Quilt Along, and I got totally overwhelmed.  Mostly because I wasn’t completely sure what I wanted to do.  My original idea for my first quilt was to attempt making a quilt that could go on Caedmon’s bed when he moves to a single size mattress.  That was probably a bit ambitious for my first project, but I figured I’ve got time, and Caedmon won’t judge if Mom’s first try is a bit off.  But when I saw this Quilt Along, I thought it would be a good way to keep myself on track and get some encouragment.  So now I’m making a lap quilt.  All that to say, I hadn’t really thought about what I wanted this to be when I went to the fabric store which resulted in a spinning head from all the options.

So I came home, regrouped, looked at my fellow quilter’s selections, and anxiously awaited my next attempt.  Today, I went back with my best friend (Happy Birthday to her!), and it was much easier to have someone give a second opinion (although she will say it was just so I could reject her suggestions) and tell me that it actually is alright to stack your cart with twenty reams (Is that the right word?) when you only need ten.

So here is the final result:

Next step is to wash, dry, and iron them.  Believe it or not, I have done that before, so I think we will be okay!

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