So those fabrics that I picked up with my mom ended up sitting for a few weeks before I got my act together. (during that time I was in a car accident too – not my fault! – and my car was totaled. sheesh!) But I gathered up my supplies and attended Sew Hut‘s September Quilt and Dine and got started.
I had come across an easy, but interesting pattern in a “fresh quilts” magazine, and decided to do a spin on it for my nephew, Truman.
All my fabrics were little monsters or jelly fish, or rocket ships – anything I thought was suitable for a kid receiving a gift from their angry uncle;)
I didn’t realize it when I got started, but my quilting buddy Patsy explained to me that this was a quilt-as-you-go pattern, and although she suggested I disregard that part of the instructions, I figured, “what the hell” and decided to see how it turned out.
Not too bad as it happens. I had some problems with the flannel backing getting tiny folds sewn in, but I only tore out a few stitches and then decided to live with some very small ones. (Truman won’t care). Overall, I’m very pleased with how this quilt turned out. I took some short cuts on the edge binding, and that could be better (it was an experiment in not wanting to hand-stitch), but I really like the effect of the quilt-as-you-go.
I just mailed the quilt out to meet little Truman at his grandmother’s house (my mom) and hope to get some pictures of him enjoying it (puking on it) for Thanksgiving:)
Have a great Thanksgiving! and I will leave you with this: