In pulling together these quilt-progress posts, I discovered that I’ve been lying to everyone* about my quilt progression.
It’s my nephew’s fault.
November 2009, a few days before Thanksgiving, my brother sent me a text message announcing that they were having a boy. Then he sent a second text warning me that I wasn’t supposed to know anything yet, that he has been too excited to keep quiet, and that I would wait until our family was together to officially hear the news.
On the drive down to Tennessee, I stopped in a few small towns and started collecting fabric for a manly baby quilt.
Of course, at this time, I’m still assembling The Hex Quilt, and I’m fairly obsessed with it, so I don’t do much more than dream about manly fabric progressions until I finish piecing the quilt top.
I decided to make a Stacked Coin Quilt, a fairly common starter-quilt pattern.
*Now, here’s where I was lying to everyone: my first attempt machine-quilting was this quilt, instead of The Hex Quilt. My memory was wrong. THIS quilt was the one that taught me how much I hate machine-quilting! Thankfully I had a baby-shaped deadline to force me through.