Ever want to get those nagging domestic chores done? Ask a woman in week 39 of her pregnancy to do it. I mean, I have been a bit of a list & efficiency machine for the last 8 weeks, but the last week has seen me clean things to the point that I swear they look better than they did when we first bought them outright. Also, we have no laundry in the house: mission impossible accomplished. (We might all be naked).
In the interim between baking a cake & hosting a birthday/st.paddy’s day party last Saturday, I managed to finish sewing the binding on Ella’s Fat Quarter Quilt. I might love it more than she does. I am often surprised at just how colorful I go and how non-theory I can be when it comes to choosing color… but I have to trust my intuition.
In quilt classes, I tend to direct students to not choose all their fabrics at once, because how you envision your project versus the end result is very different. It’s like that for a lot of projects, especially for first-timers. Allow your project to guide you by incorporating flexibility i.e. only choose your backing or your binding just before you’re going to use them in the next step of your project (pre-washed of course!). It’s what I have especially loved about the nine-patch quilt class (coming in April!), you can’t plan the result no matter how hard you try! It’s a road map on chaos. Yes.
Anyway, everything is done AND dusted. Literally!
You know what’s also done?