In which I talk about stuff I made for my daughter to take to college.
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I would like to know how you enlarged your tardis block. I would love to enlarge your 9 3/4 block for a hp quilt of my very own.
You can enlarge any paper pieced pattern fairly simply on a copy machine or printer with copy function. I generally cut the pieces apart and enlarge them one at a time. To enlarge the TARDIS, I started with the 10″ pattern and enlarged it by 200% to make a 20″ pattern. Hope that helps!
Jennifer, Launching a child is bittersweet. Sending my daughter off to college was so hard for me and I was pretty shook up by the whole experience. Did the whole “stages of grief” thing, mad at myself and embarrassed to be so upset when, after all, she was just off at school. And I had a son at home who also needed to feel like he was important to me. Feeling like my life had somehow lost some of its importance.
So, treat yourself kindly and know that those feelings pass and that reinventing your relationship with your daughter (and your son!) becomes great fun. I’ll be thinking of you over the next few days.
Hang in there,
Launching a child, I love that phrase! That is definitely what it feels like. It’s been a tough summer for us with a lot of changes and I know this is just one more. I will quilt my way through it, like I do all things!
Your Tardis pillow turned out great! Since your son is into space…have you seen this really cool paper pieced shuttle pattern? http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119702.0#axzz2cd5KluPN Might be a nice addition for his quilt Good luck with back to school!
Thanks for the link! Of course, now, he thinks he might change his mind. I’m thinking the hubby might get his quilt first until I know exactly what the boy wants!
Jennifer, Stunning Tardis pillow. Love the fabric colors – blues are my favorites. My youngest, and only daughter, graduated from college in May and is 850 miles from home doing a year of service with a volunteer corp. We’ve said goodbye many times in the past 5years. Don’t know that it gets easier, but it helps to have a project or some such thing to focus on. I agree with Pam (see above) that it’s important to be kind to yourself. Hugs! Carol
Thank you, Carol! It was sure fun to make such a BIG paper pieced block!! I love blues as well.
My daughter is such an independent, mature person that I’m sure I will find a way to cope. Quilt therapy, right?!
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