KA-CHOW!!!

so, i know that i’ve made mention of my issues with procrastination and a busy life in previous posts. this one takes the cake!

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meet Alex’s quilt. Alex’s lovely mom, Diana, asked me to make this for her son almost 8 months ago. 8. months. i am so embarrassed to admit that. it took me about a week of planning to come up with an idea, and another week to track down all of the fabrics, and then three more weeks for it all to arrive. then, of course, i miscalculated for the blue fabric and had to reorder. by this time, the crunch was on for the fall trade show deadline and i just couldn’t get back to it. then hockey, and various Christmas commitments kept me away. Diana has been very gracious and hasn’t given me a hard time at all! thanks friend!

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i finally finished yesterday, but  i couldn’t get outside to take pictures until today. it was miserably cold (-30c) today, so you’ll have to make do with two crappy photos. as i was walking out to the fence with the quilt, i tripped on a chunk of ice and did a face plant into the snow. i put my hands out to break my fall, but since i was sans mittens, my hands were FREEZING as i tried to get the quilt up and get some snaps. i gave up after two.

the centre is a panel, and i pieced the checkered border with 1.75″ black and white squares. the pinwheels measured 14″ finished. it’s a little dicey just winging it sometimes. i really need to come up with a plan before i start. maybe then i won’t have to reorder fabric so often. who am i kidding? i love ordering fabic!!!

so far, i have two things crossed off my list of 21. yay me!! i’m back at it tomorrow!