Another project to take on..
Written on May 16, 2006 by Kevin.
My wife recently was given a sewing machine which immediately triggered things in her head. Imagining all the possible things she could sew Rylan, we got some quilting books.
Her first attempt at quilting turned out great. She created a Toy Story themed quilt for Rylan when he gets a bit older and needs something nice to snuggle up with. The Toy Story print was purchased from a craft store and additional fabric was picked to tie into the theme. It certainly turned out great and is already being used for a good game of peekaboo with Rylan.
I began my pirate themed quilt the other day as well. This may be one of the most expensive projects we have worked on for Rylan. Fabric is certainly not cheap, especially fabric that is pirate themed. We were unable to find any pirate themed fabric here in town so we took a trip to EBay which happened to have some great choices. Overall, the look of the quilt is nice but certainly is not up to the same quality level as my wife's. I have postponed the finishing of the quilt for now but expect pictures sometime in the near future.
I am curious about other peoples experiences. Did you have enough time with your new child to do mini projects such as quilting or redoing a children's table? Are we just really lucky or do people not even do projects for their kids? I am very curious about this.