Friday, December 7, 2007

Can I push the deadline any more?

Okay! I have finished the binding on the quilt below in the "Unconventional Baby Quilt" posting, just need to trim those pesky threads...(in my 'marvelous' machine quilting stitches- I'm really not great at it, but I'm just 'doing it' anyway!!). I suppose I should wash it, since it's going to a 'baby' and it would be nice to make sure the quilt won't fall apart with the first washing.
In the meantime, my grandson, Kai, walked over to me on the couch and 'snagged' it to wrap around him to watch "Frosty the Snowman"...
He's my critic. My official critic. He just LOVES to snuggle with my 'flimsies' (tops done but not quilted). I guess it passed inspection. It's 'snuggle-able'.
I love you too, Kai
...............Maybe I'll make a 'pillowcase' to hold the quilt, instead of wrapping it in 'shower' paper (which I would have to get to a store to purchase on the day of the shower- bad idea) , then tie is with ribbons (which I have in the house). Okay, I have to take care of that now....later (did I tell you the shower is in less than 4 hours???? Yikes!)

2 comments:

Betty J in OKC said...

Where did you find a pattern for that flimsy? b johnson 60 AT cox dot net

NancyE10 said...

It's actually an original design, adapted from a log cabin paper-pieced to have the dark and light colors follow around the center piece (which BTW isn't necessarily square). I wanted the 'maze' from each block to lead the 'critter' out into the forest sashing... I originally thought of having the paths lead right off the quilt, but changed my mind after the blocks were made. (Told you I was a 'fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants" type of quilter.) Thanks for the comment.