Theme Thursday: Craft

Another Thursday, another theme.  While I’m writing this, I’ve got this Minecraft parody song running in the background.  There are four kids bouncing around behind me, belting the words out at the top of their lungs.  I’m on my second cup of coffee, and so to say that things are a bit intense right now would be a massive understatement.

However, sitting behind me there is a pocket of serenity.  Lotus is on the floor, doing some embellishment on the first annual Donaldson Women Quilt project.  We thought it would be fun to make a different quilt every year.  We thought it would be mother daughter bonding time.  We thought it would yield beautiful hand crafted keepsakes.

What it’s given us, however, is massive headaches.  Points don’t line up.  Needles get lost.  Materials ran short.  Dreams were bigger than ability.  But despite all that, I think it will look nice when it’s all done.

If it ever gets done.

I had no idea how long it took to make a quilt.  Do you know?  I’ll tell you.  It takes one million years.  A million years, and then we’ll get started on the next one (which, you may intuit from that Pinterest board I linked to, will be a Doctor Who quilt featuring embroidery.  I’m hoping Jenna holds my hand through the entire process).

Yippie ki yay.



  1. says

    I love it! I can’t wait to see your finished project and what a wonderful idea to make one each year. perhaps you could make one with all the kids old baby clothes or t-shirts, or even a theme one like how you do each Christmas with your ornaments. On a side note, Yay! I’m the first one to link up this week! =)

  2. says

    Good job on the quilt – it’s beautiful and a wonderful way to bond over the ups and downs of the process. I started quilting in 2012 with the world’s most time-intensive all hand-sewn potholder! I moved on to a little quilt wall hanging. The full size bed quilt has yet to be started, although I have it all planned out in my head. This year my Christmas project was felt, which was much easier!

  3. says

    It looks amazing already, and I thought hunting for lost needles was the pinnacle of mother daughter bonding, so go figure.

    I cannot present any craft if my own, but I’m still anxious to see what everyone’s come up with!

  4. says

    I love the quilt! It’s hard to tell from this angle, but it looks way more ambitious than the ones I’ve done. The colors look lovely, too. I think problems with alignment, material and needles are all par for the course, even on my super easy ones. Hang in there, it feels really great when it’s finally finished!


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