I did it! I finished. phew. It was quite a day of speed-quilting yesterday. Oscar took 2 looong naps yesterday and I was able to baste it together, do all the quilting and make and sew on the trim! I think Oscar has realized it’s cold and snowy and we’re not going out for walks to the park or library so he might as well sleep all day. Poor guy, we’ll have to brave the cold today and go out as a reward for him being so good yesterday.
I really like how it turned out! At first I was disappointed because the design I had conceived of originally didn’t work out. I wanted a more modern, less traditional quilt with lots of white space and random splattering of squares. But I couldn’t narrow down the squares to use to so few – Oscar had so many cute little outfits and I want to remember all of them. So we came up with this instead and I think it worked out great! The white squares are flannel, as in the trim. And the backing is striped knit jersey.
There are some wonky bits. Actually a lot of them. I might have been able to do a better job with the quilting if I wasn’t in such a hurry but I don’t know. It’s so tricky to do the center with the entire quilt jammed in the sewing machine. And I always finish these things in a hurry whether or not I am because it’s kind of tedious. Wavy lines and puckers aside this is my favorite quilt ever!! It is so soft and, what’s a good word, malleable? You know how quilts can be stiff? Well since this one has knit jersey front and back it’s really flexible.
I hope Oscar likes it and adopts it as his blankie. Although maybe it’s for me…flash forward 18 years, Oscar’s just gone off to college, I’m in bed curled up in a ball inside this quilt hugging Kanga.