This is what he asked me Monday night, four days before we will see his aunt. (Yes, four, as in 4!)
My response? I can try.
And try I am! Of course he already had the fabrics picked out, and I found another that makes the whole group sparkle, but there was no plan.
It started out with some panel pieces, which I hate to use but that’s what he picked. We had chosen supporting fabrics some time ago, to go with these panel pieces, but I put off doing this project because it’s a lot of dark colors. Then I found the sparkler and got a wee bit excited. I still had no pattern in mind, so I slept on it.
Tuesday I had a plan! Of course I was making more work for myself, which was really dumb because of the lack of time, but if I’m going to make a quilt for a special aunt, it needs to be a nice one. At some point the husband called while I was prepping and asked why I didn’t “just” do something easy?
I hate “just.” There is no just in quilt making. You do it or you don’t.
My prepped pieces before I “snowball” them. See the pretty ones towards the back? Hello, sparklers! I always wondered what in the world I’d do with that fabric and its like it was made for this project.
Maybe it’s weird, but I made all the corner squares different sizes. I hate dealing with bumpy seams, so this avoids some of that. Booya. (Still not crazy about the dark colors.)
By last night all the snowballs were on and I had trimmed away the extra. This morning I pressed them and laid them out.
By early evening, I’ve got the rows sewn together and two large sections to sew together.
I hade to stop to see about dinner and nurse a headache. Always something. But I’m getting there. Here is a close up of one of the panel pieces.
The fruits of the spirit. I think this may turn out okay, if I start early tomorrow and don’t do anything else!
Setting a very bad precedent again. Making a quilt in less than three days is not recommended.
We’ll see how it goes.