Thu 15 Nov 2012
In a flurry of project completions in October, I managed to finish a quilt that Alice commissioned. It’s a Hello Kitty picnic blanket. She picked the Hello Kitty strawberry fabric at Walmart one day (the price was right), and then she chose the other fabrics from my stash to complete the project and told me where to put them.
She wanted it square, so the fruit panel came in handy. And here’s the back:
She helped me place the blue tape to mark the quilting lines, and sat on my lap for much of the quilting, pressing the thread cutter each time at the end of the row. That probably explains why the quilting isn’t uniform. Yep, I’m going to blame it on the 3-year-old and not my own lack of attention.
Alice loves her picnic blanket. We tried to have a picnic on the floor on it, like in old times, but James’ mobility changes the game considerably. We had about 2 minutes of picnic before baby Godzilla came charging in and dumped out the bowls of snacks. In my rush to pick everything up, he managed to eat a roasted pumpkin seed without me knowing. I discovered this a day later while changing his diaper. Ah, motherhood.