|sizing it up on a twin bed|
The day started off so cold. There was frost on the car windows when we headed out for school this morning. It was a freezing 35 degrees! I know some of you are shaking your head. What can I say? I'm a wimpy Californian. I couldn't wait to get back home. This is quilting weather!! : )
|a closer look|
Originally, I was planning on making a lap sized quilt (30 blocks) for the Scrappy Trip Along, but I was short three blocks. When I sat down to sew additional blocks, three turned into six when I wasn't looking. Bonnie Hunter's strip technique is that quick and easy. After recounting the finished blocks I had, I decided to make three more. Might as well, right? Now I have a twin size. Yay! Thirty five blocks sewn up in seven rows of five blocks. Did you get all that? I know, it makes my head hurt too.
|so many great fabrics all in one place|
Now to quilt it. All of those squares make for a busy top. I'm thinking an all over pattern might be good. Something crinkly and cozy. Maybe loops, stipple or scribbles. Rita's lines are gorgeous, but I don't know if I have the arm muscles to keep them straight. This is one heavy top. It must be all of those seams.
|backing and binding|
Choosing a backing was hard. Nothing in my stash felt right and everything at the store seemed so busy and colorful. I felt like Goldilocks: too busy, too bright, too dark, too light! Finally, I saw this Ghastlie print from Alexander Henry and it was perfect. Kona in Jade was a no brainer for my binding. Surprised? I didn't think so. ; )
Daisy wants to take another walk. Maybe later pup. After Mama defrosts. Brr!