Easter has become much more hectic as my family has grown. I had no problems when I was the Mom, but as Grandma, I’m not as efficient. My efforts were adequate when I had three grandchildren, but with almost seven, I’m struggling to keep up.
Here’s my plan…the newbies get a quilted Easter basket, the pattern is available in the Quilter’s Thread Store. We’re not completely built, so, for a short time, you can get it for free. The pattern gives the estimated time to complete as 1 1/2 to 2 hours, but I’ve made them in an hour, and three in two hours.
The grandchildren who already have baskets will get gift bags. I’ll make several different styles so there are no duplicates within their homes. The fastest way would be to buy Easter fabric to make the bags, but it will take me longer to get to the fabric store and find enough different fabrics. So, I’ll be shopping in my fabric closet and paper-piecing the bags. The paper piecing patterns for this adventure are also in the store, again, free of charge for the time being. I’ll work them all at the same time, rather than starting and finishing one at a time. This way, I should be able to make six of these in 2 hours.
That should take care of it!
On second thought, while I can’t make every project the masterpiece I used to, I haven’t entirely lost my efficiency.
Live well. Quilt Well.