First off, a big thank you to all those who left advice on my last WIP post! I've started machine-quilting my son's quilt and he is so. excited! And I am too, what a burden lifted! Seriously, thank you wonderful quilty friends!!
I feel like it's been forever since I started this quilt top, when in reality, it's really only been about a week. I keep reminding myself that I posted about it last WIP Wednesday and that I've made good progress considering my most favoritest brother in the universe (shh...don't tell my other three brothers) is finally home from his mission, and Saturday and Sunday were General Conference (and in this house, we watch in real time...mostly).
Now I just need to piece the backing, which I'm going to be using up the rest of the fat quarters that I didn't need for the stars and the extra star that I made...maybe. Plus bits and pieces from my stash/scrap bin. Or maybe I'll just run down to HL (because my city doesn't believe in LQSs) and pick up a solid piece of Kona. I dunno. I'm indecisive.
Anyway, I had a hard time trying to figure out placement, but thought I hadn't done a border in a super long time, so went with that instead of sashing. I'm happy with it. It works for me. Although I'm still not sure how the finished top ended up so different than the design wall.... Actually now that I think about it, I vacuumed. And everything went flying off my wall. And I neglected to refer back to my picture. Bummer.
By request, here's one of my recent fabric purchases. I found a pretty good deal on the Kona 2013 Colors. At least it was $20 cheaper than almost anywhere else, so that's good in my book. I'm still waiting for my yardage of Scrumptious to arrive. Waiting...and waiting.... It's about killing me.
But in the mean time, I'm just petting the new Kona Colors and thinking, "How in the world is this a new color? They really didn't have this color before!? How is that possible, it's like one of my favorite colors?!" I love almost all of them (one green in particular isn't my most fav) and even want to paint a room in some.
Well, that's that. Oh yeah, my SIL just had a baby girl yesterday!! Named her Claire (I swear, they keep stealing from my list). So now I know what kind of quilt to make her (they never find out what they're having). I've already pulled the fabrics for it, now to decide on a pattern, and quickly.
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