OK, there was this quilt, right?
I’m no quilter, and even my sewing is fairly hit and miss, so I don’t know WHAT I was thinking, but before Xander was born I wanted to spruce up the nursery. We never decorated it before Diesel was born due to money and time constraints, and I really felt the need to *do* something to it in a crazy nesting moment. I bought some Ikea shelves, and some cheapy $2 shop baskets which I relined. I made a nappy stacker from the same fabrics. AND bought enough fabric to make a quilt and recover a cushion. The baskets and nappy stacker were done in plenty of time. And I cut out the quilt top and pieced it. And folded it up and put it aside. Mostly because I couldn’t decide what to do for the back, and I was fairly afraid of the actual quilting process.
Anyways, a year later, Xander is 10 months old, and I finally decided that it was time to finish the quilt finally. I went to Spotlight and bought some cotton batting, some black spotty fabric for the back and some red for the binding. I laid it out on the bed (multiple times as Diesel decided it was fun to jump on…) and pinned it together with about 200 safety pins. Then I quilted. It was immensely satisfying. I am no Janelle Wind so I stuck with straight lines. It took me a couple of hours (while watching Matrix) and it’s not perfect, but I just love how it turned out. Then it was time to bind it. I followed the instructions here and was very naughty and didn’t use bias binding. Actually, I doubted her measurements at one stage and ended up having to unpick a whole side. I finished sewing the binding this morning and it’s fairly rough, but my quilt is DONE and I love it and I’m happy. I have spent many happy minutes staring at it today. I thoroughly recommend sewing a quilt if you want a very satisfying project!