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I started my new job so I have been working the last month. My spare time has disappeared and been replaced with a pay cheque.

I did manage to finish off a baby quilt for my cousin who is having twins! They are supposed to be two girls. And yes, I knew they were girls when I picked out the fabrics. Why does everything for girls have to be pink? I don’t understand how blues and greens are for boys, they are the colours of nature.

I had it rolled/folded up so it is wrinkly in the pictures. I haven’t washed it yet but it will most likely get pretty crinkly when I do.

Quilt for Twin 1

It is a very simple pattern. The prints are Playday in Spring by SEI. Sashing is Kona Pacific. Binding is Kona Orange.

Quilt for Twin 1

I love looking at the quilts with neutral sashing and classy binding,  but I always end up far away from neutral!

Quilt for Twin 1

The backing is the elephants in rows on green used in the top quilt. The orientation for the quilt is reversed on the back.

Quilt for Twin 1

The quilting is just shadowed on either side of the seams down the columns. I didn’t have much time so it was a quick way to make it happen.

The last quilt I did had denser straight line quilting. I liked it but I found the drape strange. I also suspected less dense quilting is warmer.

Quilt for Twin 1

So now I have to make another. Oi. I have the prints cut out and that is it. I bought some extra white with the blue birds to use for sashing. I’m not sure how I can finish it in time because she is due in August. I am tempted to just make a couple of dresses, kimonos, softies or something small to go with the quilt. However, everyone says two quilts for twins.

In two weeks I will be done my formal education for good. All I can think about is a joyful summer of unemployment sewing, quilting, riding bikes in the sun, lazing around the beach, walking around various old neighbourhoods, travelling around the country… Hot damn it will be awesome!

Unfortunately I have to get the next two weeks of horror show.  I am currently writing a report due tomorrow (40 pages and counting) so of course I just solved a crafty dilemma I have been facing.

How the hell do I make a giant queen or king size quilt on my tiny sewing machine? The significant other as been annoyed with the baby quilts – we are baby-less – and would like a quilt for our bed. I would too, but it seemed ridiculous until I thought…
Quilt as you go! So the plan:

  1. Figure out HOW to quilt as you go
  2. Plan a quilt design that will get approval from the SO (For size I am thinking 3×3 quilted sections that are roughly 36″x36″)
  3. Hum over fabric
  4. Buy fabric
  5. Sew, quilt, repeat
  6. Combine to make giant quilt
  7. Bind
  8. Stay in bed for several days enjoying my quilt!
Work through the pain.

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