Not too, too long ago (in my defense) the wine manager at M's soon (?) to be opening restaurant had a baby...well, his girlfriend did. My Hubbens, M, asked me to make something for the baby. Generally, I would jump at the chance to make something---uninterrupted time in the craft room during which I feel no guilt for neglecting M, because after all this IS at his request. You would think I would have been all over this one. But sadly, the weeks (only a couple) went by and still nothing for the new baby. Hubbens begin to frown and gently ask if it was ready. I felt bad, but still I made nothing. The guilt began to overwhelm me. To stave off the bad feelings I began to knit a baby hat. Generally baby hats are easily a one night of watching TV projects. Not this one. Time begin to pass (again).
The hat was almost finished. I just need to go get a darning needle and sew up the top. Did I? Oh, No. That would be too easy. Things really came to a head when M pointedly asked me, "Geez, how long does it take to make a baby hat?" We both knew the answer (which is: not long if you aren't being super lazy).
So, I got off my duff. Finished the baby hat. I thought about what I wanted to do for this baby. I was at a loss. Suddenly I remembered a baby quilt pattern that I had been dying to try out. I rummaged through the stash to see if I had stuff that I could use (of course I did, in hindsight I should have played it off cool and went to the fabric shop anyway). I causally began the baby quilt on Wednesday not sure how long I could stay focused on the task at hand. In just a few short (and mostly pleasurable) hours I had completed the top. Feeling the ooze of laziness settling in, I decided that, yes, I definitely needed a new fabric for the back. A trip to the quilt shop would have to happen before any additional work could be done (yes, I do have a Master's in laziness, thank you).
I had reached the point where I just wanted to be done so I made it a point to buy the fabric for the back the next day. (Shocker, I know) Today being Sunday (football day aka guilt free craft time) I decided to knock this little quilt out. Thankfully, the quilt seemed willing to cooperate and things wrapped up quickly and without much fuss.
Feelings about this quilt: This pattern was really easy. A motivated person could easily get this done in a day. The zig zag took up very little fabric. This is an excellent project if you want to use up a lot of little pieces of the fabric you loved so much you could not throw out (no matter how small the scrap was).
Oh, yeah. The other great thing about this quilt is that the pattern is free and can be found here.