Liam’s Quilt

In a previous post, I'd mentioned having fabric set aside to make Liam's quilt for his new bed that he will be getting soon.  I decided to start working on it before I work on the new baby's quilt.  Liam will most likely need it before the baby will even know he has a quilt.

Liam moved out of his crib at 15 months, as he was climbing out of it.  We had a full mattress that we put on his floor, but have been unable to buy a twin at a reasonable price.  So, we're waiting.  For now, he gets the luxury of a full bed.  When we get a twin, I want him to have a new quilt to fit it.

After finishing some draw string bags this weekend, I had some time to cut fabric for his quilt.  I was able to cut all the fabric I had on had in one afternoon / evening.  I did have to go shopping for more fabric as I was a bit short, but that was quickly cut up, too.  

I'm making a raw edge circle quilt using this tutorial.  This is the perfect quilt to work on in stages.  I know the dimension and block size.  Although I didn't have the fabric requirements, per se, I did know how many of each square I needed and was able to cut them all before moving onto the next stage.  I cut all the squares, and then cut all the smaller squares into circles.  I'm at the point where I'm sewing all the circles to the larger, background, squares.  Then, onto some more cutting and sewing.  

At each each stage, there's a sense of accomplishment and a finish to that piece of the process.  I am both a process and a product type of person.  This project lends itself to my type of personality and I'm able to see the small finishes along the way.  Plus, I don't quite know how to explain it, but it's the type of project where everything can be finished at once.  I can finish all the cutting at onces, all the sewing, all the cutting for the next stage, then all the sewing into a finished quilt top.  It's not as if I'm going back and forth between sewing, pressing, and cutting.

You know what that means?  I'll probably have it completed in a more timely manner than other quilts that are very in process.

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