My Labyrinth Baby Quilt!

You remind me of the Babe.

My Angry Ginger had one of the cutest babies in the whole entire world, and I’m not saying that because I’m her friend. I know a darling babe when I see one. Her nursery is decorated in Labyrinth, because her parents are insanely awesome and geeky. So I made what I think is my favorite quilt yet, the Labyrinth quilt!

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It’s cute, feminine but not too girlie, and who isn’t in love with those tiny Ludos? I know that I am!

I never in a million years would have thought I’d enjoy making blankets, but I do. I really do. It’s a stress-reliever for me, as long as I’m not under any pressure to do them. And Labyrinth! Do you love it as much as I do?

The Sweet Agony Of This Adorable Quilt Block.

It’s seriously the most darling quilt block, but perhaps not for beginners. I’m a beginner.

Oh, isn’t this first little stripe cute? Sure is! Now make 60 of them.

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Anyway, I ended up with a darling little lap quilt that I was really proud of. And I promply gave it to my cat. Because it was my first block quilt and I made enough mistakes that I was ashamed to show anybody. And do you know who has never had a handmade quilt before? My sweet Mystery Cat Marsh. He knows when I put it on my lap and pat my knees, it’s time to jump up and purr. It makes me so very happy!

 

Join Me and Finish It UP!

A quick look around the house showed me how many incomplete projects were lying around. I had started them with a vengeance! I was on fire! Unstoppable! And then somewhere along the way, I became…much more stoppable.

So. Unfinished projects. Let’s knock them out.

 

I’m starting the Finish It UP (Unfinished Project) campaign in order to get myself back on track and clean some of these projects off my plate. Won’t you join me? Simply choose one project a month and complete it. It can be anything that you started and walked away from. You can choose in advance what project you’ll finish up, or you can pick something at random at the beginning of each month. I’m going to focus on it for six months, and if things go well, hopefully I’ll keep it going longer.

Please join me! What do you need to finish up? Is it a writing project, art, quilting, sewing, music, or something else? I need to finish up some quilts I started, a turquoise necklace that broke midway, and a bench that I want to upholster and paint, among other things. Completing something feels so good, and it also declutters our homes. Let’s do this thing!

 

Miss Murder’s New Love

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It’s the craziest thing. One day I said, “Hey, I should learn to sew!” and so I did. And then I asked, “I wonder if I would like to make blankets?”

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Turns out I do. I do like to make blankets. Quite a bit.

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I made this lap quilt for my husband. Orange is his favorite color.

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It brings me the greatest of joy! I just wanted to share it.

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Do you have any hobbies that soothe you? I’d love to hear.