Tuesday, February 18, 2014

S'More Love ♥ And a very Wordy Post

I have a friend who loves the Cosmo Cricket S'more Love line of scrap booking stuff.  So when they announced this would be in fabric form, she asked if I could make a quilt for her.  Um, of course!  How fun is that when scrap booking paper is made into fabric??  I had no idea this could even happen.  My scrap booking days are over.   Poor Robot Child #2 always complains that her baby book is SO small compared to Robot Child #1.  It is.  There are like 5 pages in her book, the eldest has it completely full. Isn't that how it works tho?  Poor 2nd child gets the short stick for sure.

I digress.  Anyway - My friend sent me the pattern she wanted me to use, which you can find here.  I bought a FQ bundle which was WAY too much for this pattern, but we wanted to incorporate ALL fabrics from this line so that was necessary.  I asked if she would like a quilt to match for her little boy.  Of course!  Who wouldn't want matching Mama & Little Boy quilts?   ;)

Boy Quilt
I just used simple patchwork on his...with the little campers as the background.  I love those owls.

S'more Love ♥
I wrapped up her quilt with the Moda tag so she could scrapbook with it.  Yah, I'm pretty clever. ;)  JK.
This was a fun quilt to make...I was in a hurry to deliver it yesterday on our day off for President's Day here in the U.S., so I didn't get any stats on it.  I did change the pattern a little and added blocks to both ends to make it a smidge bigger.

Robot Husband has been sick with the plague or something quite similar.  So he's been banished to the TV room.  I banished myself to my sewing room, which is fine by me!  For the 3 day weekend I sewed.  Oh, I did a little bit of vacuuming only because apparently the maid had forgot to do that. ;)

I am working on 3 quilts presently.  I am really trying hard to become more organized.  Trying REALLY hard. I will have a post on this later with some tips I've found - that work for me, 'the VERY unorganized'. Meanwhile, while I'm working on these quilts, I've been catching up on my Downton Abbey season 4.  I pre-ordered the series so I don't have to wait to watch the next episode. I'm extremely impatient....aren't all quilters? Right?  We just want to finish that quilt to move on to the next.

Well, as I was watching/listening to DA, episode 4 - I could not believe the scene that enveloped before me. TEARS people!  I won't ruin this for those of you who have not seen it, but just be fair warned - get yourself some tissues for that episode...and be prepared for it to linger in your brain for many days....  Sigh.

And if you don't want to cry while you are sewing, and have to slam down your pretty fabrics because you cannot believe the travesty that just took place, then watch Sherlock.  Hee-larious.  LOVE it.  I am pretty sure I was born in the wrong country, because I am a British die hard fan.  I recently got hooked on Sherlock, (not sure what took me so long) and I sort of majorly have a crush on Sherlock.  He's so sarcastic and crazy.  Love him.  Oh, and I just realized that Watson was Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit.  Only because we were walking through Lowe's one day and I was reciting the most recent episode of Sherlock to my husband and was laughing about something...when this happened:
Me: Oh that Watson, he's so funny and predictable.
Husband:  Oh, yah the guy from the Hobbit?
Me:  What?  How did you get the Hobbit out of that?
Husband:  Um, no - the guy who is Watson is Bilbo.
Me:  Oh.  O.M.G!!  I can't believe I didn't put that together!!
Husband:  Really?  You can't?

My brain is not the most reliable.  For being a Robot, it really has it's letdowns. ;)

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  1. These quilts are wonderful! About scrapbooking: yes to the dwindling documentation for children further down the line. My fourth has no book at all. Poor dear. And yes, watching Downton Abbey is heartbreaking for this season. :(

  2. Ooh, I like the sounds of your weekend...and a maid??!!! Lucky girl;) I absolutely love the quilts, I adore the idea of a matching one for a little - I am doing the same thing with the quilt I am working on at the moment. Plus - you just made me giggle throughout this post, and I so needed that today. Thanks!

  3. I binge watched 4 episodes of Sherlock last night while hand sewing the binding on a quilt! I love that show!

  4. HaHaHa - "for being a robot, it has it's letdowns". I haven't started Downtown Abby yet - so thanks for not giving it away. I love the quilts!! - fabrics really help make a quilt don't they? And I love the idea of one for the little boy. How sweet is that? I might do that for my Son-in-law and grandson. Thanks for sharing everything and writing such a fun post.

  5. The matching quilts are fabulous! My mother and her sister had their younger sister convinced she was adopted because there were no pictures of her as a baby. Not sure how long that lasted before someone set the record straight!

  6. Love your quilts! I have the same scrapbook problem in my house. My oldest has quite a few scrapbooks and my youngest has one page:( As long as I make each of them a quilt, maybe they'll forget about the scrapbooks:)

  7. Such a cute quilt and how wonderful to have one for mom and one for son! I like the tag idea for wrapping the quilt up; it IS clever!!

    I didn't know that about Sherlock either,but then again I don't watch it enough to know anyhow. I do watch Downton Abbey tho just need to start watching Season 4.

  8. So sweet of you to make not only one quilt but two for your friend. I feel your pain on the 1st and 2nd child picture situation. My son has 4 albums full of prints. My sweet girl = 0. Bad mom syndrome. She's like "where the heck are my pics mamacita?" On the computer honey. So Downton Abbey - everyone loves it and I've never watched an episode. I'm thinking I need to catch up somehow.

  9. Lovely idea to make the 2 quilts. They look great. Lovely to have a 3 day weekend full of sewing!

  10. Love the way you write! It always makes me smile:) That is such a cute quilt pair and the way you wrapped them is fabulous, especially for her! I save all of mine, but have no idea what I will do with them.

  11. We love Sherlock over here too, very clever. My husband is also addicted to a radio series - 'Cabin Pressure', that's got Benedict Cumberbatch in too, and is pretty British die hard! Love the fabrics here, the quilts look beautiful.

  12. love the mommy and son quilts, and it's so funny that you mention Sherlock. The hubs and I love it too, and he had to point it out to me that Watson is Bilbo as well, lol!

    I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  13. Love the way they match. The simple squares are always a favorite!

  14. Awesome quilt. Your posts are always funny. I am not very funny in writing. Not as funny as I am in real life! - Heather


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