I had some teal and yellows left over from my previous quilts, so I just had to buy some blues (Hello, Black Friday!) and the border and back. For the binding I usually just use what I have and do a scrappy binding. I love the way that looks.
I thought I had bought enough of the backing but I must have done my math wrong! So, in the spirit of Tim Gunn, I had to "make it work". I actually like the way it turned out, but it was a lot more work than I was planning on!!
I finally bit the bullet and did a stippling for the quilting of this one. I took the class so long ago and I have been too afraid to try it on an actual quilt! I couldn't decide on any other straight line quilting (besides stitching in the ditch - and that sounds so boring to me!) so I just did it. It's not perfect. But it's ok and I'm glad I did it. You can definitely see the difference from where I started to where I ended. Practice really does make perfect!
And OF COURSE, Gracie was painting at the other side of the table when I was quilting, and OF COURSE it got on the back of the quilt, and OF COURSE it was cheap $1 Joann checkout line paint that isn't washable. Sigh. But, you can't really tell, and at least it's for Gracie's preschool teacher who is used to having paint on everything :p I tried to keep my cool, and Gracie kept yelling "MAMA! You ruined my project!!" Oh Gracie.
Another quilt that I love! Next up is another gift quilt, probably more of a twin size, and then we have another baby on the way to some of our friends, so I'll be keeping busy!
In my spare time (ha!) I have made an earbud holder for my earbuds and some infinity scarves (thanks Pinterest!) I have a few more scarves to do and I want to make a case for my iPhone! I love that I know how to sew and can do all of these small projects!!