from Marta with Love

Cielo Quilt

Hi, all you summer-lovers (and you summer lovers)! I have a story that starts the week before the boys’ last day of school. Before our family frolicked watery-eyed and stuffy-nosed into the pollen plumes of the Colorado foothills to celebrate the end of another school year, I lost my mind and decided one week was plenty of time to sew a quilt for Ford’s teacher.

Cielo Quilt

“It’ll be fine as long as it’s an easy pattern,” said I to my absurd self.

Cielo Quilt

What my absurd self forgot is that, even when you choose an “easy” pattern (in this case, “Cielo” from the book Southwest Modern), there remain a FAIR FEW things to do once that easy-peasy top is finished! Go figure. But this would be fine, too, I guess, UNLESS you have a crazy infant who thinks she’s a toddler bopping around while you’re trying to get anything done. In that case, it’s not fine, and you’ll be left asking “why do I do this to myself?” repeatedly and maniacally throughout the entire process.

Cielo Quilt

THAT SAID, and with a little help from some longarm superheroes, I got it done. And although I was able to wipe my hands triumphantly at the end of it, this project illuminated for me that my days of last-minute quilts are over—or at the very least they are POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Cielo Quilt

Cielo Quilt

Cielo Quilt

Cielo Quilt

I’m still happy I did it. 🙂

Cielo Quilt

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  • Catherine Chisholm

    It might have cost you a lot of stress but the recipient must be delighted 🙂

    June 9, 2018 at 12:39 am Reply
  • JCinTX

    Beautiful !!! Love your fabric choices. Sometimes stress/time restraint produces our best work & give us such satisfaction. Would be nice if we could do that all the time … minus the stress factor!

    June 9, 2018 at 6:23 am Reply
    • Marta

      Thank you! And that is so true–the craziness adds to the gratification for sure.

      June 9, 2018 at 9:09 pm Reply
  • Ivy Smart

    That’s the best gift a teacher could ever get. Well done.

    June 10, 2018 at 6:11 am Reply
    • Marta

      It goes without saying that she is a VERY special teacher! And thanks. 🙂

      June 10, 2018 at 10:42 am Reply

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