This is the question I keep asking myself, (along with "ARE YOU CRAZY?")
My sweet SIL was talking to me about how she was going to be making bags and nap quilts to give away at her granddaughter's 2nd birthday party this Saturday.
She was just out of the hospital the day before we went to the quilt show in GR.
The bags are amazing!
She was appliquing dinosaurs on each bag, along with the child's name.
She had those all fused but still needed to sew all the pieces down (on 12 bags!!) .
I thought she needed some help so I offered to do the quilts.
I have no idea what I was thinking, LOL.
She gave me only 5 of the quilts.
So on Saturday I spray basted them, quilted them and sewed on the binding.
YAY! GO ME!!
Then the crazy hit.
My husband was going to be at his uncle's house on Saturday after dinner
so I sent the quilts with him, to give to her.
THEN, I decided that I should offer to do the rest.
He was coming back home on Sunday am before leaving for Canada so perfect right?
I would have all Sunday to work on them.
Except, he left them in his truck, an hour away from home.
Fortunately, one of his cousin's kids works here and lives there
so I met up with her after work yesterday to get the additional 6 quilts.
I spray basted all of them and got them all quilted and trimmed after work and before bed yesterday. I made all the binding for them too.
Tonight is dinner with a friend but maybe I can get binding on a couple of them tonight.
After I sew them on I will turn and glue then machine stitch the binding in place.
I used a cool stitch over the binding that made it go quickly.
You can see it below.
OK, PHEW, want to see the first five?
Cole was my helper. He kept the tape in place.
Pretty simple quilting. Although I did several different patterns.
My handsome boy!
All five FINISHED!
Isn't this a neat way to stitch on the binding?
I LOVE the binding like this!
Some different quilting.
More quilting patterns and check out the binding stitch on that one!
I will take some pictures of the other 6 when they are finished.
The dino fabric is different on those.
Wish me luck!!!