...I keep telling myself it's for "us," but really it's probably mostly for "me." Whatever, I don't care. ;D
My boyfriend and I are coming up to our 2-year anniversary soon, and I want to make us a quilt as a gift. I have the fabric picked out, but it's a little on the spendy side so I need to find a pattern that will use it efficiently and effectively (I can flesh it out with less-expensive solids).
The hard part will be keeping it secret while I'm piecing it. My sewing room also has our computers, so he's in there every day. I'm off work until the middle of August, so I've got plenty of time every day to sew on it while he's at work, but he's pretty sharp and would notice any new fabric or quilt pieces lying around (and it's not like me to not make him ooh and aah over every crafting purchase I make, so he'd get suspicious pretty quickly). So I'll have to make sure I hide the evidence before he gets home each evening. Once I get to the quilting stage, it won't be a problem--our coffee table is a trunk, and it doubles as super-secret crafting storage that I'm pretty sure he doesn't know about. :mrgreen: Right now it's acting as a frog pond, but they're a bunch of sweaters I'm *never* going to rip up so I'll just send them back to the Goodwill. I should probably have a few decoy projects on the line, too... he knows how productive I am in the summer and he'd start to wonder if I didn't have anything to show him when he got home each day.
Anyway, once I decide on a pattern I need to order the fabric and get to work. I have until August 5th, when I want to lay it out on the bed and wait for him to find it! 8-) Wish me luck!