I am thrilled to say that I have already finished my November goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (Link #29). It is my second to last super sneaky sewing project for Christmas this year. Once I got the HST trimmed and laid out, it went really fast--less than two days! I will admit that the top was done when I posted yesterday, but it wasn't finished until today. ;) It was hard to stop sewing to blog about my goal.
Monkey's love of trucks and orange was the inspiration for this quilt. And my husband helped me come up with the name which was inspired by the minky backing and a favorite book.
We can see Cars, Trucks, and Things that Go (book by Richard Scarry) so we decided to call it "Things That Go!"
I was actually able to sew the quilt top while Monkey was in the room with me. He wasn't that interested. But he once caught a glimpse of the backing when I was showing a friend and said, "That's mine." So there was some nap time and late night sewing involved so he wouldn't catch another glimpse of the backing. Plus some nap time photography and blogging. I had to bribe Panda to stay in his room so I could take pictures during nap time. I took them as quickly as possible, because I didn't know if he would change his mind.
I quilted it simply by stitching in the ditch around the chevrons. It is super soft and snugly.
I bound it in a cute green made by Northcott. I love this circle print. I did include an orange corner label, but didn't take a picture of it.
It feels incredible to be this close to my goal.
Quilt Stats #117
Name: Things That Go!
Pattern: Chevron made with HST finishing at 6 inches
Fabric: From my LQS and Kona White
Amount Used: 7 yards
Batting: Warm and White
Size: About 60 x 72 inches
Date Finished: November 2014
What I Learned:
- Pinning the points on the chevron was not optional.
- Trimming the HST took longer than piecing the top.
Maybe I can finish Cheetah's quilt this week too. I had no idea I could finish this one so quickly. I am really looking forward to some not so sneaky sewing.