I sewed a lot last week. I usually spend the baby's nap time cleaning, but last week I decided to sew. I needed a break, and I let the house get messy. I wish I could do that more often, but having a messy house really stresses me out as well. This can be quite a dilemma at times with two little girls who like to color and create pictures that pile up and up and out, and a baby who likes to strew everything everywhere. ;0)
Today is my mother-in-law's birthday. She is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, and today she hits the six-o. ;0) I made her a simple quilt for her birthday. I have wanted to make her a quilt with Hunky Dory for a long time. I got a layer cake of this line for my birthday last year. I wanted to do something really neat and thought and thought about it. However, I admit to being on a quilting low right now, and I waited too last minute.
So I made some simple rows in four different color ways from my layer cake and added 5" rows of white sashing in between for a simple lap quilt. It took me about an hour to put it all together. I kept the quilting super, super simple. I outlined along the sashing and squares, and that took me about another hour to do.
My favorite print in the whole line is a that little "flowy" flower print, and I used that for the binding (which I did completely by machine). For the back I just used a solid white muslin. I like to do pieced backs, but I find I so often stall out on quilts as this point. There was no time for stalling! ;0)
Happy birthday, Gail!