I had the awesome opportunity to make a quilt from Barb and Mary’s new book, Precut Primer. I was excited to take a look at their new book and sew from it, for two reasons.
One, it’s always fun for me to sew from someone else’s pattern. I like to see how they explain things, how they draw their diagrams, and how they plan their layouts. Call me a pattern geek. :)
The second reason I wanted to sew from their new book is because last spring, as a new Moda designer, Barb and Mary were one of the first people to say hi, and welcome to the Moda family.
They were gracious, and funny, and I can’t say how much I appreciated that. It was intimidating coming to set up, and wondering if the other designers really dislike new designers, or if there’s a competitive thing going on, you know.
But there wasn’t. Especially from them. So I wanted this to be a bit of a thank you as well.
Thanks ladies. You’re pretty darn great.
For that matter, so is this book. It has 12 projects, one for each school year.
It was a perfect ploy actually because I was trying to talk myself into choosing one of the simpler quilts, and was feeling bad for “copping out”.
Iknew if I left it up to Lily she’d choose 2nd grade (for obvious reasons), which happens to be the 2nd easiest quilt in the book…which was just perfect for the amount of sewing time I had.
The other good thing? The guilt over not choosing a harder quilt was gone because it made Lily so happy to be choosing which one I’d do!
Normally I don’t have much of a problem choosing the project to do in a book. Normally there are only one or two I like in the first place. Not so in this book. I could easily see myself making 5 or 6 of the quilts here.
This is the first “quilt” I’ve made since Hazel was born, and it was the perfect project for jumping back in. It took less than a day to make, even with lots of “baby needs mama” breaks, and even sewing with a tiny one on my lap.
It was fast, and painless, and turned out oh so darling.
Perfect quick satisfaction.
I nearly forgot! If you’d like to win some Meadowbloom, (and who doesn’t?) leave a comment telling me which grade was your favorite, and why. I’ll choose a winner on Tuesday the 8th of September–so get your comment in before 11:59pm on the 7th. And be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more chances to win.
Finished Size: 21.5″ x 24.5″
PS Check out the other quilts from Precut Primer by following along this week:
September 3, 2015
Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby
September 4, 2015
Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side
September 8, 2015
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life