London and I are making a quilt. Mostly it’s me that is making the quilt, but it has been a team effort to some extent. She picked out the fabric, chose the pattern, and arranged the patches the way she wanted. She has sewn a lot of the squares together. It has been frustrating at times, but I’m glad we can do it together. She is at girls camp this week and I spent the early part of the afternoon finishing sewing the top together. I have had so many thoughts about what to do next and I just can’t decide. My original plan was to machine quilt it, but the more I think about that, the more nervous I get about it. I have never used this particular machine to quilt anything and the last time I tried to machine quilt something, it didn’t turn out so good. This quilt is big enough for a twin bed, so it’s not super small and I can imagine myself getting frustrated and having to pick out stitching more than I’d like. My next thought was, maybe I should just pay someone to quilt it for me. Obviously that makes the quilt cost a lot more money, but maybe it’s worth my sanity. But then I wanted it to be us making it, so I’m not sure I necessarily want someone else quilting it. Another part of me thinks that maybe I should borrow some quilting frames from someone and hand quilt it. Maybe I could invite a bunch of London’s friends over and we could just knock it out. When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents house with cousins. My grandma always had a quilt on frames in her family room. I spent countless hours with her and my cousins and aunts quilting and chatting. My other grandma also quilts by hand. I feel like I should hand that skill down to my daughter. But maybe it will just cause more frustration and clutter in my house and I will have an unfinished quilt sitting out for months. Maybe it will never get finished because I just can’t decide what to do.