I had a two day marathon. On a quilt. And I won!
On Wednesday’s night I got unexpected info about one young lady, going to celebrate her 6th birthday. Such a date deserves a quilt, isn’t it? The only problem – the celebration is on Saturday! Can I make it?
On Thursday morning I started at 8 am and finished at 9 pm, with few coffee breaks and one meal in between. In first six hours I managed to complete the whole top, and the rest of the day was spent on quilting. This morning I started at 9 am and the last thread was cut at 3 pm. Voila! Now the quilt for the special young lady is rolling in the washing machine so these pictures were taken before washing.
I think the young lady really will like her quilt because this was a very lucky project, going incredibly smooth.
I used different leftovers, some had been already cut, some just a little offcuts, too small to consider for bigger projects. I had a risk to run short with borders, but – incredible luck – after the last piece was added, I had exactly one inch of fabric left. I had even luck with the fabric for the back. Just on Tuesday I wondered past my favourite fabric shop, and stumbled upon the feathery fabric on a serious discount – just 1.5 EUR/m, and I just thought – nice fabric, cheap, I might use it some day. (Usually I don’t do that- I go and pick only the fabric I need for the new project so my stash is always nearly empty). Even my usual nightmare - quilting - went incredibly well.
I never had a project going so well, without even a single hiccup.
Okay, the quilt is not big – only approx 60 X 80”, like a lap quilt, but a quilt in less than two days? Plus I really love the colour/pattern combination. I wish it would be sunny outside (instead of a heavy rain right now) but maybe tomorrow morning I'll be able to take it out for a true colour picture.
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