I finally finished it. Well, number one of two anyway. I started these quilts over two years ago, when I just started quilting. The pattern is called “turning twenty” and uses fat quarters. The piecing went really quickly, but when I started quilting this first one, it wasn’t turning out how I wanted and I got really frustrated. I decided to put it away for a while and come back to it later. Little did I know it would be two years later. I don’t even really like the fabrics anymore, but it feels good to get something crossed off my to-do list. I don’t know what it is, but I am a lot less picky these days. I actually like how the quilting turned out. I straight-line quilted it along the edges of each square, which created a fun cross-hatch pattern on the back.
I couldn’t resist adding just a little stippling on the outside border. I do like the orange and brown together. Feels like fall.
Here’s a little snapshot into what my days are like. This is the only semi-full shot I could get while the light was good (and my little man was still awake.) Anytime I lay a quilt down on the floor, it’s like a magnet: he can’t stay off of it, and he leaves a trail of legos everywhere he goes. He might have something to do with why I’m a little less picky about the details these days. Those little details don’t seem to matter as much any more…and I wouldn’t have it any other way.