This is the baby quilt I made for Cameron.
It was during my green & blue stage. I was so drawn to chartreuse when I was pregnant with him. I found the pattern at an adorable quilt shop in Brigham City. I was in love as soon as I saw it. I didn't know what I was having yet, but I knew I would be using this pattern for sure.
After I had an ultrasound and learned we were having a boy, I began to collect fabric. I was very particular while choosing and I remember putting so much thought into every piece. I added the sashing and corner squares, they weren't part of the original pattern. And speaking of the pattern, I clearly remember cursing the ultra-lame instructions that weren't very good. This was definitely NOT a beginner quilt. I had to totally modify the yellow starburst pieces to make the block work. No offense to the pattern creator, but this was truly one of the WORST patterns I had ever tried to work with. And when it was all said and done, probably the second-most difficult and time consuming quilt I have ever made. Sixty degree angles are a you-know-what! I finished the top before Cameron was born and began to hand quilt it.
Stupidest decision ever.
After quilting about a third of the quilt, (which took me over a year....) I finally came to my senses, took out the hand quilting and begged Kellie (actually, she had been offering all along....I was just reluctant to tear out all my hard work!) to machine quilt it for me so I could actually finish it before Cameron's high school graduation. Within just days, the quilting was done, and the quilt was bound and finished. Cameron was about two years old. I was expecting Connor within just a couple months and was determined to not have a baby quilt back log. I can't honestly say it is Cameron's favorite quilt and he drags it around everywhere, but he does use it and even now, I just love looking at it and feel a sense of real accomplishment at having persevered until it was completed. So. I ask you now. Was I justified in screaming obscenities and having a crying fit that almost mad me puke when i saw...............
I went downstairs to switch over laundry and smelled something horribly wrong.