I’m not the type of quilter to make a quilt from start to finish in days. I take weeks, months, and fairly often years, to go through all steps of making a quilt. Even the ones that shouldn’t take that long often do.
I am a changed quilter. Let me show you what’s happened since Friday:
Look at that! Everything but the binding is finished! And in like 5 days! I still can’t even believe it’s possible. I don’t think I actually did it. My dream of having elves work for me at night must be happening. Thank you, elves.
When I started it, I was hoping that I’d have enough to make something at least lap size, but I quickly realized that I was going to run out of a lot of the important scraps that I was using. I thought about axing the project or finding a new use for the blocks, but I ended up finishing the top off anyway. I really loved these blocks too much to give it up. Then, last night I found that I had a perfect fabric for the back, so I made the quilt sandwich and today I quilted it. I love it so much.
And even though I don’t know what to do with it now (there are no babies here) I want to make more of them. It was a fantastic project to work on for a few days, and I did enjoy the machine quilting. It’s been way too hot to do much hand quilting, and this gave me the chance to finish a project without too much commitment or sweat. I’m considering listing it in my Etsy shop, but I’m not sure if anyone buys baby quilts. Ideas?