Yesterday, I got that granny square repaired that my lovely daughter destroyed. She had cut it in three different places. I also discovered a little spot on the very top of her head where her hair is only a half-inch long. Hmmm. If only it were as easy to fix that. To say that I have my work cut out for me is nothing more that accurate, pun and all.
Yay!!! I got the back of the Dia De Los Muertos quilt finished, finally, and crossed off of my list from Monday. Why was this not taken care of earlier? Let me tell you. Pull up a chair, and grab a cup of coffee.
I bought the sugar skull fabric a while ago. A long while ago, thinking that 5 yards would be plenty for the back of this quilt. After getting the top done, I brought that and the backing fabric with me to my last retreat so that I could get it done there. Having that extra elbow room is nice for that sort of thing. I cut the fabric exactly in half at 2 1/2 yards, then sewed them side to side. Now, normally I take extra care to match up the design because I have OCD and OCD and OCD, but there wasn't enough fabric, so I had to grit my teeth and send it on through the Janome. Got it together, and did a little happy dance that it was done, then measured...and did an unhappy dance (which looks something like a Sioux pow wow, except you use the quilt as a rug, and instead of chanting, you swear).
So when I got home with it, I threw it in the corner of my sewing room and gave it the bird on a regular basis, until yesterday. I can only take taunting for so long, you know. I cut it down the length about 15 inches from the side, and cut it across the width about 15 inches from the top. I added the black fabric, and the green fabric, enough to add another 15 inches to the length and width, and now I also have a cool area to put a label. I may even entertain appliqueing a few sugar skulls to the black area after it is quilted, just so that quilt knows that I am the winner. I win.
Tonight, I will work on that border for the baby quilt. Let's see if I can't mess that one up. lol.