Well, New Jersey still has not gotten the memo that it is Spring, going on Summer. I’m seriously over my North Face and close-toed shoes. Of course, that also means I need to get a pedicure if I’m ready to get serious about sandals… However, the hubs and I did get a head start on our anniversary vacation by purchasing matching hats and new sunglasses because we are determined to bring on Summer anyway we can. And if that means pretending in our car with the heat on, by god, we will do it!
Can you tell we are counting down the days?
I might have also started packing… 6 weeks early.
In between packing and buying dresses, I managed to finish the rest of the pieces to the Honey, Honey quilt. Now I just need to piece all the rows together.
I’m just hoping that all of the seams line up once it’s together. I also clearly need a larger design wall if I plan on making full sized quilts… the painters tape on the left is not going to cut it. You might be a quilter if….
Most importantly, tomorrow night is quilt class: on binding. Eeeeek. The last class. By tomorrow I will have a finished quilt. I am so stinkin excited. Today I managed to make the binding, which actually wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Thank you guys for all the tutorials that you shared! To all my newbie friends, I found this tutorial by Crazy Mom Quilts to be really helpful. In fact, all of her tutorials are really helpful!
Here’s the deal, though. How do you guys get those super cute tight rolls once you’re done? Mine kept bunching and I was afraid my hard work with ironing was going to go down the drain. And we all know I’m not ironing again.
I love this binding. Love it. I was inspired by the leaves in the original print and when I saw this fabric I knew it would work. Today I was even more excited to see it all together – I can’t wait to finish it tomorrow…
While out shopping I spotted this gem for the guest room:
I walked away because it took away from my fabric budget.
You might be a quilter if…
I have a serious problem. I’ve just found another fabric that I need. And, yes, I mean need. I know exactly who the quilt would be for. Plus, what are you supposed to do – fabrics stop getting printed. And then I would cry. Of course my friend Jenni said that the quilter who dies with the most fabric wins, so I’m going with that…
Next time I post, I’ll actually be a quilting blogger who has finished a quilt (other than my 6th grade sampler). Imagine that. I know you guys will be so proud!
I’m linking up with Let’s Get Acquainted Monday hosted over at The Sewing Chick today.