It appears I have a touch of a problem.
Remember me mentioning that I wanted to make two of my childcare kiddos a quilt? One girl had gone on and on about me making her Bonnie Hunter’s Zuckerwattte quilt. I wrote about that here. If you missed it, it’s a cute story. The other little girl hadn’t said much at all.
When some pink pieces that were left over from a project came to me from a blog reader I thought there…I’ll make this quilt for the other girl. I was so happy. I finished this top back in June thinking I was so smart for working ahead. I had one top done LONG before Christmas.
Well time is ticking by and Christmas is getting closer. If I am to get that Zuckerwatte quilt done for the other girl, I better jump and go FULL SPEED AHEAD.
So, one day last week I pulled some pinks and some white based neutrals. I had them sitting out on the kitchen island hoping I might get a couple nap time minutes to cut a few 2 1/2″ strips for the quilt. Also on the island were a few of my brown string blocks for the Pfeffernuse quilt. I had cut the blocks into triangles.
The girl who I thought would get the snowball quilt came off the bus. She saw fabric on the island and asked what I was doing. I grabbed the brown string triangles and grabbed the quilt book with the Pfeffernuse pattern. I opened it up showing her the brown triangle and pointing out the picture of the quilt and where the blocks would land in the quilt. She was interested and was paying attention. Then really quick she grabbed the quilt book out of my hands and said, “Jo, I have a great idea. Look.” She flipped through the quilt book and found the Zuchwatte quilt. Then she ran over to the kitchen island. She pointed to this and said, “Look. This is the perfect fabric for you to use when you make me and Aubrey our quilts.”
UGH. I was so excited and happy that she remembered the quilt. We hadn’t talked about the quilt in a long time….like a couple months had passed and she still remembered the quilt. But…I planned WRONG.
So now what do I do? She wants the same quilt…..oh my. I certainly don’t have time to make two before Christmas. I know how crazy life can get in the last 6 weeks of the year. I just know I won’t have enough time.
I really feel like I have to make both of them the same Zuckerwatte quilt. Both of them want that quilt. I don’t want one to be disappointed and get the snowball quilt. Thankfully the quilt is only single sized so that makes it much easier to do. I think I might wait and give them to them when they get done regardless of when that is…maybe Valentines Day…maybe a day with no reason at all.
The happy news is that I’ll have this snowball quilt on reserve. Maybe down the line as I make another childcare kid a quilt, this snowball top will be just what they’d like…I might have to hide the String Fling quilt book so that the next kids don’t see the quilt and want it too. A girl has to do what a girl has to do….so I guess I just solved my own problem. I’ll be making two of these quilts.