Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

It’s Party Time!!!


Not that kind!  The binding kind of party.

Both pieces of the ginormous quilt are quilted.  (If you’d like the back story on the quilt, read this post.)  I pulled it off the machine and trimmed it about 30 minutes ago!

I used 21 colors of thread.  I can’t even begin to guess how many thread and bobbin changes I did!

I didn’t keep track of my hours at all, and maybe that’s a good thing.  And the only thing that kept me on task with the quilting was these headphones.

I listened to Michael Buble’ Radio and Gateway Worship Radio on Pandora.  How’s that for a weird combo?  I’ve found out that music keeps me much more focused.  And I don’t need to listen to The Bickersons (my kids) when they start!!!

And now I’m headed over to My Hero’s office to lay the quilts out.  I’m thinking it would be a good idea if they were the same length when they’re hung.  I know that one of them is wider on the top than the bottom.  I’ll do some measuring and figure out what I need to trim.

Tomorrow is the binding party.  Anyone want to come and help???  I need to get this done, because by Friday evening, all five kids will be home.  The Genius hasn’t been home in 16 months.  I’m ready to hang out with them and knit and grill and be a pool rat!

And…I have stuff to blog!  There are four knit things hanging on the back of my couch.  Don’t be too impressed.  I finished two of them in May.  I think I have some spinning that I never blogged either.  I will also take lots of photos next week when the quilt is hung.

I Cannot Wait!!!!!

Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

9 thoughts on “It’s Party Time!!!

  1. If I didn’t live so far away, I would totally love to come to the binding party! I would bring my wheel and my knitting, too.

  2. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt…you are a very good machine quilter! Good luck with the binding, I live too far away to help.

  3. I can’t wait to see the finished quilt! All of the little pictures you have shown have really been teasers!

  4. I can’t wait either!!!
    I check everyday for updates.
    Please, please, please…lots and lots and lots of photos. 🙂
    Enjoy your time with your family. ❤

  5. Maria- It’s totally gorgeous- I feel so inspired.

    AND btw- thanks for showing me the Biscornu- I have now made 4 and can’t seem to stop!

  6. Don’t I wish that I could come and help bind!

  7. I can’t wait to see the quilt. It is truly amazing how you have designed this and brought it to fruition!!

  8. No wonder we haven’t heard from you in blogland. You’ve been quite busy. Anxiously awaiting the big reveal!

  9. I’m looking forward to seeing your finished quilt(s). I love the tip of putting headphones on to minimize distractions; I think I’ll be doing that, too! I recently retired and your laundry basket of knitting projects just inspired me to gather and pick one. I like the time I now have at home—I just need a little organization. 😀 Thanks for sharing your methods.

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