Because I never got around to posting this yesterday.
Galen’s birthday is in a mere ten days off and if I have any hope of finishing his quilt in time, I really have get to it.
But first, I had to get rid of this:
Because as some of you might remember, Galen’s quilt started out as Elijah’s quilt, only his tastes matured before I managed to get over my fear of quilting. Oh, but it’s a perfect quilt for a 4 year old! In taking it out again, I’m remembering how much I love the colors and the fabrics….which kind of makes me all the more concerned that I might screw it up. I don’t know why it makes me to nervous, I’ve made little quilts before. It’s just that it’s so very big and there are so many ways that it can go wrong.
As it stands now, I’ve pulled out all of the old quilting, cropped out the embroidery on the back and pieced in a new bit of backing. I was having some issues with the backing puckering anyway, so it was no big loss to have to undo it. I got some good advice from a book and the whole thing is currently taped to my living room floor, held together by every safety pin in a ten mile radius, give or take a few. So far, so good. Next comes the quilting. Wish me luck!