So, I dipped into my stash of fabric, pulled out my It's a Hoot Layer Cake and started sewing squares together. Totally random and without any kind of a plan.
By the end of the night I had this quilt top pieced. After I shared this on Instagram the bunch of pink and red in the upper right started to bother me. But it was already late and I told myself to sleep on it.
It still bothered me in the morning so I spent some time with my seam ripper and moved a few blocks around. Much better :) Truth be told there were still a few more blocks bothering me but a sweet friend encouraged me to move on and let it be.
Before we headed out for some swimming and fireworks (it was the 4th of July) I pieced together the back.
Up to this point everything had gone pretty well. I should have known I would spend Thursday fighting with the quilt. At this point I was obsessed with finishing the quilt and ignored my usual ground rule of not trying to accomplish anything crafty when the kids are awake/around.
I'll think twice next time. Since I was distracted, as a Mama should be, I didn't think my quilt sandwich all the way through. I was trying a new (to me) technique where instead of binding the quilt you sew the edges and then turn right side out similar to a pillow. Let me tell you if you ever try this make sure you lay batting, backing, then top NOT backing, batting and top. When I went to turn it right side out my batting was on the outside and I had the opportunity to spend more time with my seam ripper.
That night I tried another new (to me) technique and tied my quilt instead of quilting it. That was super easy and very fast.
Friday morning I ran the quilt through the wash and had it out in the sunroom by lunch. At first I thought this was too girly for this boy house but the smile on my face everytime I walked past proved me wrong.
So last Tuesday night through Thursday night I was a woman obsessed. And this is why I stay away from any potential vices, I have a smidge of an addictive personality :) But why can't I get obsessed like that with cleaning my house???
I have a few more layer cakes in my stash so I wouldn't be surprised if this happens again. The post and subsequent pin that had me itching to take on this project can be found here.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend! I'll be back next week with Week 22 of Project Life which has six inserts. Yes, I know that is a problem which is why when I finished Week 26 last night I had zero inserts.