The back of my Sea Glass quilt has been quite perplexing and puzzling and brain-draining. It's finished now, but I still can't show you a picture. :-/ It took as much of my energy as I expected it to, but since it looks exactly how I wanted it to, the fact that it nearly destroyed my last 3 brain cells is okay. :o)
I basted it, with a little help, yesterday. When I got out the roll of batting, Sprout immediately started rolling back and forth on it. She had SO much fun!
Now my dilemma is how to quilt it! I had the perfect idea in my head all along, and then, lo and behold, Alissa's new book Modern Minimal landed on my doorstep, and she inspired me to quilt it a different way! Shoot! Now I have to make a decision!! :o) One way is all horizontal, but not tightly quilted (every 2-3" maybe?), and the other way has horizontal and vertical quilting. Both go with the quilt design, and I think the first one would be easier, but I just don't know if it's better, since there isn't any vertical quilting. I'd hate for this thing to fall apart after a few years of love!
And I'm super excited about the binding. I chose this, which I love! It's Maude Asbury's Ovals in Cool.
It's just dreamy. The hand, the colors, the design. If you haven't petted this, yet, you totally should. If I could move past my infatuation with the fabric, I might consider using it to actually decorate the baby's room with it!! :o) And that's saying a lot because I'm not much of a decorator!
Our Front Range MQG Retreat is this weekend, and I'm planning on getting it bound and finished while I'm there. I've only got about 18 projects that I hope to get done over the weekend.
Here are the other things I'm planning on doing at the retreat:
- Finish the Harrison Quilts
- Complete all 10 of my bee blocks for February, and start on March, if I can.
- Make some Mod Mosaic blocks for myself.
- Not clean up after myself, or anyone else all weekend.
- Make some serious progress on the Swoon quilt for my uncle. I need to get my pieces cut before I go so I don't waste all my time at the retreat cutting, but I'm not quite sure when that will happen. :o)
- Eat really yummy food I didn't have to make.
- Maybe make a pin cushion for our FRMQG swap for March. There are some darling pin cushions out there!
- Sleep some more.
And, hopefully, next week, I'll be able to show you some pictures of things I actually made! I mean, I guess we can say I made Sprout, up there, and she's pretty darn cute, and she is definitely a "work in progress" (amen?), but you know what I mean. :o)
I hope you have a great week! Now go over to Lee's and check out what other people have accomplished and are working on this week!