Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lookit what I can do!

What you should know is that baby stuff is hard for me to find while shopping. That's because I get creeped out by things with faces. Not all faces, but a lot of faces.

Like Winnie the Pooh's face. It scares me.
And bunches of animal faces scare me too. Particularly bears.
It would be cool if they weren't so creepy, but they usually give me the heebie jeebies. So, baby stuff is hard to find because most things have faces.

So, finding appropriate baby bedding was a bit of challenge. But a few weeks ago after spending 4 infuriating hours in every quilt shop from Provo to American Fork, and being lectured by Crazy Quilt Lady about how "it's not a big deal, just pick some fabric you like and piece it together. Even if it's just a simple half-square-triangle it'll be beautiful because you made it." It should be noted that she couldn't even DRAW what a "simple half-square-triangle" pattern was....that's how simple it isn't. We (my mom and I) finally left the store with our selection feeling deeply inadequate and thinking "if only we were Dianne Marsh...."

But, the bottom line is, we found something I like, (even if Josh isn't crazy about it) and I'm glad we're not Diane Marsh because....well....we're Fugals instead and I like us.

We wound up picking a kit for me to piece the top of (no I've never sewed anything more complex than my 7th grade windsock and there's no good reason I thought I could do this....) that my mom would quilt after I pieced.

So, I borrowed mom's sewing machine and did that ALL by myself.

Now, please take 2 seconds to reassure me about my choice of fabric and colors.....I'm a little nervous it isn't as cute as I thought it was after spending 4 hours looking at ugly creepy fabrics. Plus my mom doesn't love it......and Josh doesn't love it........but Randy said it's cool......and I'm pretty sure he meant it. Are you sensing my insecurities?

Also, kindly ignore the creepy face ABOVE that quilt....that is precisely the kind of thing that does NOT belong  printed all over baby bedding.....


  1. I think it's adorable! I love all the different fabrics, it's fun. Way to go on bein' crafty! :)

  2. Super cute! I love it. I told myself I would do something like that... and never did. So I am SUPER happy for you and all your new found domestic skills!

  3. Very good Amy! The fabrics are super cute!

  4. It's a great big log cabin. My favorite.

  5. It's perfect.
    And I have to agree about the creepy face thing. I do great with planes and trains and cars... but throw in something with a head and a face, and I don't like it so much.

  6. Amy that is that is both IMPRESSIVE and ADORABLE!! WAY TO GO!!!

  7. Thats funny that you're blogging about that. I was just rocking with Jayden the other day looking at this sun w/ a smiley face on his quilt and thinking the sun was a little creepy looking. I like the quilt- way to be domestic!

  8. Way to go, Martha! I like your choice of colors.


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