A Finish! A miracle! Wow, did I need that! You know what? I really love quilting. For real. It’s funny to me that finishing a quilt can make me so happy. I like making little projects here and there, but what I really love is making a quilt! This one was so easy and quick so it makes me love it even more!
It obviously isn’t all low-volume, but most of the prints are. There is at least white or off-white in each print to some degree and the overall feel seems very soft and low key. It’s the kind of quilt that makes me want to snuggle up with a good book and take a break from the daily grind!
I used a light grey print with white swirls on it to keep with the low-volume theme, it has been sitting in my stash for a while, so it was about time I put it to use. I chose grey for the backing as well.
Okay, let’s talk about the backing. I have this problem; if you’ve been visiting for a while, you’ll now this it just one of many. You see, people will warn me not to do something, and there is just something in me that wonders, “why”? I’m good at using common sense and not doing anything stupid or dangerous….but when it is something silly, I usually have to find out why for myself. I know, nice, right? So, the backing on this quilt is a sheet. Yep. A sheet. Not a fancy sheet, but a sheet from Target. I know you’re not “supposed” to do this, but I wanted to check it out for myself. So, far I’m good with the whole thing. The sheet is soft, the thread count is fine, it’s not too thin, it’s decent quality cotton, it washed well….so I guess we’ll wait and see what happens.
Right now, my littlest bit is curled up in it on the couch, you know I’m loving that! I was sitting with her thinking how much I love the size and look of it that I’m going to start making another one! That just makes me a happy girl!
I couldn’t resist putting in a shot of little Miss Buffy Pants today, she joined me in the yard to take pictures of the quilt. She is a heavy breed, Buff Orpington, hence the name, and she is just the fattest, fluffiest biddy ever. She loves to be around her family, so it’s just adorable that she comes out to visit whenever she sees me.
This is our last week of summer break. This time of year is always so hard for me, there is so much school planning to do and the thought of getting back into the School Year routine just makes me want to cry and gets my eyes all twitchy. I kind of turn into a spaz.
When it gets like this I want to hide in my sewing studio and ignore all the other stuff that really needs to be done. But not this week, it’s nose to the grindstone time. Hopefully, I will fit in a little bit of sewing here and there.
I hope you get to Sew tons of Awesomeness this week though!
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