Work MADE ME go home at noon on Friday because sections were moving around on our floor, and even though I personally wasn't moving I was in the middle of all the moving and for OHS reasons I wasn't allowed to be there.
Whatever. I am not one to look the gift horse in the mouth.
I saw it as the perfect opportunity to start the quilt I've been promising to the Mister's workmate since June last year. Her kid turned one the other week. I'm more than embarrassed. Admittedly in June last year when I made this promise I was still very, very sick and didn't quite have a grasp on reality. Also, I'm just plain lazy. I made lots of things in the time between then and now, but I just wasn't enthused about this project for some reason. But not any more.
It started out with a charm pack bought at the SCQuilters retreat in Townsville a couple of months ago.
On Friday after I got home, I start sketching the quilt I wanted to make.
I thanked my lucky stars I had a sandpaper board I'd made so many years ago. Very helpful for drawing lines on little squares of fabric.
I started sewing.
Then sewed some more.
And then I trimmed and pressed and moved over to the design wall.
I rearranged and rearranged and rearranged some more until I was happy with the combination. Then I sewed it all together, and by 8.30 that night, with lots of breaks and dinner and some TV watching in between, I had all the blocks sewn.
By 9.30 I had added borders (which admittedly I think are too big so I will trim them down 2 inches on each side), BUT GUYS!! I had a quilt top!
Now for basting and quilting. I'm hoping to be able to give this to the Mister to give to his friend after we return from our holidays in mid September. But no pressure. This quilt will suit the kid till she's at least 10 years old.