September 04, 2008

Alicia's first and last quilt EVER!

Back in March I decided it would be a nice graduation gift to make Kimmy a quilt for her dorm room. I figured she would see it and think of us everyday and it would be a lot of fun to make. After 25 hours of cutting fabric and 15 hours of sewing I am rethinking ever taking on another such project. I recruited almost every member of the family to help me work on it. My mother-in-law helped me figure out what and how much to buy, Christy helped me cut, Sarah and my mom helped me sew, even my dad helped with the cutting of the fringe at the end! I decided in the end that it would have cost a lot less money, been better quality, and saved a lot of time if I had just bought one instead. You live and learn! Hopefully Kimmy will enjoy the quilt and treat it nicely since it will be the only one I'll ever make. By the way, the picture of my mom and I was taken at 12:30 am on the day Kimmy was flying out. That may have been a little too much procrastination...sorry mom.

5 comments:

Kimmy said...

I am glad that I got it. It does remind me of home too. I love it alicia!

p.s. kimmy loves sadie!

Lori said...

Ahhh, yes, the fringed quilt. I have made one of those before. Well, actually, I helped Gabi make one of those (smaller than Kimmy's). Can you imagine? Congratulations on a job well done!

P.S. Fisher loves Sadie more!

Kimmy said...

KIMMY LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES SADIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alicia said...

Sadie loves Fisher! Fisher loves Sadie! Sadie loves Kimmy! What a love triangle. Kindof.

chante said...

Wow, way to go. I don't have a crafty bone in my body. In fact, in one of my home and family living classes, I had to make a pillow case as one of my projects. Most people finished in half an hour. I was there almost 2, because I kept sewing the pillow case shut! :P So, good work :)