Monday I didn’t get any sewing done at all. I have Georgia and Gannon here along with my few childcare kids. That evening I still didn’t get anything done as Georgia was here overnight.
Tuesday over naptime, I was able to piece this together. This is a cheater cloth or printed fabric. You might remember some time ago I asked blog readers if they had seen this fabric. Several people ended up telling me it’s a Spoon Flower fabric. It is only 42″ wide so in order to get a big enough size for a twin-sized bed, I had to do a little piecing.
It was actually MUCH harder than I anticipated as there was a lot of trying to figure out the repeat of the pattern and getting things to line up the right way. Plus, there was no seam allowance between the blocks so I had to get a little creative with that.
Tuesday night I loaded it on the machine and got it quilted. Then I went to grab black fabric for the binding and had NONE. Bummer. I called Kelli and she had some and was coming the next day. Perfect.
Then I got looking at how much fabric I had leftover and there was enough for a baby quilt. YAHOO!! I decided to surprise the childcare mom who asked me to make this, with a matching quilt for the baby brother. I had some dark gray Minky for the back so I quickly pieced that together and loaded it on the frame. I had some fabric that would work for binding and in no time, that quilt was finished. I forgot to take a picture of that.
I decided to quickly make a little tag toy that matched too. They are so easy.
I put a couple of layers a chip bags in the center to make a crinkle sound. I tacked some looped ribbon down. I cut some Minky for the back.
I layered all that right side together and sewed it around leaving an opening to turn it.
I topstitched around the edge after it was turned right side out.
I rolled it with a lint roller before I gifted it.
The next day, Kelli came. I had childcare kiddos and we had a bit of a party but during naptime, I bound the first quilt.
Whew!! I made the Christmas deadline. What a relief. The mom was great and didn’t demand it to be done, but you all know, it feels so much better to have things done and out the door.
While I was busy Kelli was busy working on cutting out the wedding quilt we need for a New Year’s eve wedding.
She ended up staying until later in the evening when it started to snow. I kicked her home and gave up on the quilt for the night.
I put some more time at the machine the next morning wanting to get this quilt moved along as quickly as possible and knowing there would be little time over Christmas.
I ended up getting the top done, but nothing else…I told the rest of this story in this morning’s post. The link is HERE. In that post, I also sent out an SOS. I need some help!! Please read that post for the details.
I ended up getting a cute photo from the mom with the boys and their quilts…so sweet!!
All in all, I did great this week. Even with all the busyness, I got the quilts done for the boys and the quilt top finished for the wedding quilt. I still need to get the wedding quilt quilted, but, I’m getting closer. Check back with me and see if I actually get the quilt finished. I sure hope I can!!