My giant star quilt has been put on hold while I work on some sneaky sewing. While the boys have been at school, I have gone from this...
... to this. All four quilts are cut out, but this stack only has the squares for my sons.
It is not normal for me to work on so many projects at once, but I have been able to cut them out while the big boys were at school. I have to sneak in the sewing when they are not around. My youngest doesn't pay much attention to what I am working on.
I am able to work on my husband's quilt more openly, because he knows he is receiving a quilt. He just doesn't know what it looks like. So he is banned from reading my blog and entering the craft room. The boys know about Daddy's quilt, but not theirs.
My husband's cuddly Christmas quilt is my own design. I knew he wanted a more outdoorsy quilt, but my LQS didn't have a good selection of fabric with elk, moose, ducks, or fish. They were having a good sale, and so I decided to design my own to make it look outdoorsy without animal fabric. This is what my design looked like:
I used high quality pencils and crayons on printer paper to make my pattern. ;) The next step for my husband's quilt was purchasing the fabric.
The minky bear paw fabric is what inspired my design. Here it is all cut out and on my design wall. I totally love it!
I wanted the quilt to have an ombre look to it, and I think I achieved it. I just have to say that trimming 2.5 inch half square triangles is not my favorite thing to do.
I am so excited that I have been able to get this much done. I hope I can still make time for more sneaky sewing.
P.S. I am linking up with Let's Bee Social and Needle and Thread Thursday.