Its Monday. Daylight Savings happened the day before. I lost an hour of sleep plus the other 7 hours last night that I couldn't fall asleep. My desk job was long and tedious... and I desperately tried to keep my eyes open all morning. So what do I do on my lunch break? I go home and sew a quilt top. I'm one of those freaks of nature that live a HALF MILE from their office, go ahead, smirk.
This fabric from Amy Butler just arrived from my favorite fabric shop, Fabricsupplies.etsy.com and I couldn't just let it sit there all nice and folded and uh... un-made into anything. Its just too pretty. I guess it just got stuck in my head what I want this fabric to turn into... and I won't rest until its done! This should turn out to be a 34" x 46" baby quilt.
I'm keeping it simple, I realize. Since I still consider myself a novice quilter, I'm somewhat gun-shy when it comes to doing intricate designs and fancy-schmancy piecing. BUT I did go out on a limb and try a fun little surprise on the back of the quilt. I had this cute Apples & Pears fabric left over from numerous other projects... and thought it might add that extra "dang!" factor. Ya know?
Tonight (still Monday) I actually got as far as quilting the whole thing. I just did an easy 'stitch in the ditch' then some random criss-cross lines, maybe six of them. Once its done, I'll post about it, I'm sure. Hopefully this week!
Yeah, I'd say OCD. But its for a good cause... Etsy!!!
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