Last week I showed you all the blocks for my Hello Kitty inspired baby chevron quilt. It’s super exciting that this week, I can show you some MAJOR progress!
I had an unexpected day to myself last week, and I got the top all together!
It’s not exactly even, and the points are far from perfect, but the top is done! And I like it. The Michael Miller hot pink dot fabric is the only thing I’d change- I adore that fabric, but I don’t like the way the strong lines of the dots turned out in the half square triangles. Ah, well.
Then last night, I ended up home alone unexpectedly- one kid at an impromptu sleepover, and the other (and Rich) at his little league game… So I busted out some Buffy on my iPad (I’m getting close to the end of the final season 😦 ) and started basting…
It took about the length of one episode to get it done… Do you watch anything while you sew? I stream loads of stuff from Netflix. Recently it was the new Battlestar Galactica, and I’ve been watching Buffy off and on for the least year or so. I find the trick is finding something where listening without looking is okay.
Did I mention that I found the cutest Hello Kitty fabric for the back?
(The pun loving part of me is thrilled that there are umbrellas and rainbows on the quilt that will be a shower gift.)
Today, I ended up with even more unexpected alone time. Last day of school, which means the kids get out at 11 and noon, respectively. I took the day off to deal with that. And also, my mom-in-law was supposed to be flying in to visit. But she missed her plane, and won’t arrive until 11pm. So I let Annie go to a friend’s house, and before I picked up Henry, I got the whole darn thing quilted.
I even managed to finish the quilting while having to stop and change the needle, after I shattered it hit one of the pins… Busted the pin pretty good too.
I can’t count on another run of surprise alone time to help me get the binding on, but hopefully, by next week, I’ll have a done quilt in time for the shower after all!
What did you do this week?