The day started off well– at my sock knitting group I casted on for my Honeybee Cardigan for NaKniSweMo.
The bottom ribbing may be done, or may need another row or two. I didn’t have my tape measure handy. I stopped by Imagiknit for metal needles– I did my gauge swatch on bamboo and it was painfully slow. I hope these lace needles will speed things up!
Later, due to a missed nap (boy) and a possible illness (girl), I had extra time for crafting. I spent it ALL on the Wee Girl’s new quilt. I cut all the sashing and the binding from the $%*& duvet cover.
Then I pinned the sashing to the quilt top strips, and voila!
A completed quilt top! You might notice where I forgot to cut off the selvedge edge. Ummm, design feature? I’ll also need to add a patch in one spot where there wasn’t enough seam allowance for some reason, and if I don’t fix it now, it’ll soon become a hole.
I don’t know about you, but I see some improvement here over my first quilt. First of all, I was more precise with cutting 13″-wide pieces, and secondly, I squared up the pieces that weren’t even after sewing this all up. The extra care should make the quilting step easier and neater than my first quilt.
I also took the time to press all the binding so that it’s ready when the time comes to sew it on!
I’m hoping to have time to shop for the batting tomorrow and get right to the quilting!