During the month of December (from the 1st through the 24th) there are 4 days that my kids do not have sports. As of today there are 3 days and one of those days is Christmas Eve. This means, I need to carefully plan this month in order to fit everything in.
Yesterday, I was able to squeeze in some sewing time. Yay!
First up on my list was the Farmer's Wife block that I picked colours for 2 weeks ago.
I hand pieced this one again. It was so much fun doing the last one that I couldn't help myself, the added bonus of hand sewing is that I can take it to work and sew on my lunch break. (This would qualify as the S-L-O-W in the title of today's post). I really need to find my high gear and commit to finishing this quilt soon. Hopefully I can get serious in the new year.
What is the fast one? This quilt top that I started yesterday. It will be a Christmas gift for a young girl when it is complete.
UPDATE: Finished quilt here.
The quilt is a lap size quilt (42" X 68" - I didn't measure, but that is what the kit said). The bow on the front is an applique. I used double sided fusible interfacing to position the bow then I zig-zagged around the edges to secure it.
Now, I have a problem! When I bought the quilt kit online, I also bought the recommended backing fabric. The fabric clashes SOOOO bad! The quilt is pink and the backing is orange-red. There is nothing in the quilt that coordinates with it. So, I looked through my stash and all I could find was 3 more fabrics that do not match.
Now you can help me. I have to buy a backing for this quilt. The finished quilt will be going to a young girl. What type of backing fabric would you use?
I am linking up with WIP Wesdnesday at Freshly Pieced