When a project has me interested, I am very efficient and quick. Not because I'm cutting corners are flubbing thing in a rush; my seams are still 1/4 inch, I cut accurately, and I press neatly. The quality doesn't suffer, it's just my concentration is better and I really work it out much quicker than if I'm not excited about a project.
This quilt is a perfect example of this. My mom called recently and asked if I could make a couple of throw sized quilts for the weddings she is going to this summer. I said sure since she was buying the fabric and I like playing with free fabric more than any other kind. Also, I had creative freedom. I checked out their registries to see what colors they were kinda setting up house with and ran with it. Once the moola was in my account I went to the store. On Monday I picked out these fabrics. Bought it all at once too, which is something my allowance usually cannot handle, even remembered thread!
I got started right away and had a top done Tuesday morning after school. Then I pieced the backing that afternoon and in the evening I basted.
The quilting...... Oh how I love the quilting on this one. I free motioned the little loops in the square centers Tuesday night. Wednesday I spent nearly all day stealing moments to work on the ovals in the sashing and the straight lines inside the squares. Thursday I attached the binding after dinner and got one side hand stitched while watching tv. Yesterday it was gorgeous here in South Dakota so I spent two hours on the front porch hand stitching.
So this quilt took me five days from shopping to pulling it out of the dryer. I love that. And I really think this quilt is lovely.
The second quilt she asked for is just waiting to be hand stitched closed. Hopefully tonight!