Back to what we've been working on...I'm in my final stages of two twin size quilts. Let me repeat this. I'M ALMOST DONE WITH MY EASTER QUILTS! I feel like all caps is very appropriate for this announcement. Yesterday was the first day of Spring Break, so we had nowhere we had to be. I moved my sewing machine into the kitchen, turned on the soundtrack to Annie, and let my kids do arts and crafts and play while I stippled like a mad lady.
While George was eating his snack he told me, "Thank you, Mama, for making my quilt." Totally worth all the work just for that sweet comment!
One of my quilts was stippled during the day yesterday, and then I started stippling the second quilt around 9 last night. I got through the entire quilt except for one square. One square!!! Sadly, I ran out of white thread. I went through 3 spools of white thread making these quilts, and unfortunately I needed just one more to finish up the stippling. JoAnn's was our first stop of the day today, and now both quilts are completely stippled.
Now all I have left is the binding. Shouldn't be too hard. I'm feeling a little burnt out though, so we'll see if the binding gets put on tonight or not. I'll be sure to keep you posted.
Over at MOM East Coast, Annee set out to make the Stacking the Odds Quilt. A very appropriate name for the deadline Annee put on herself to finish this quilt. Annee has the quilt top almost completely sewn, but unfortunately she didn't make her deadline. She may think that is tragic, but upon hearing that this quilt required tracing the pieces a hundred times and then cutting them out, I'd say there is no reason to feel sad that this quilt didn't get made in time. Annee should be very pleased with herself and how far she got!!
So, it looks like Annee and I are both current passengers on the crazy train. I have a crazy idea of making myself a maternity Easter dress. Now that there is light at the end of my crazy quilting tunnel, this just might not be the craziest thing I've ever done, but then again it's Tuesday and the quilts are NOT finished yet.
Another progress report coming soon!!