Tuesday, August 5, 2014

cascade in rainbow

Sometimes, it's the little things that make you realize how fast life is racing by. Sure, I am aware that my baby turns 1 in a week and that I have a kid starting preschool in a couple of weeks, but really it's when I look at a finished quilt that I feel like I just started a couple weeks ago and realize that it was started 2.5 months ago! How did that happen?? How did I let it sit around in my way for so long??  One of life's mysteries I suppose, but in any case, my cascade quilt, started so long ago, is finally finished!

I actually pieced this in a weekend and, get this, I even knew how I was going to quilt it, but I really really didn't feel like piecing a back. So I put it off, for quite a while it seems. Finally, I sucked it up and put something together. I don't really love piecing quilt backs, I much prefer if at least most of it is one piece, but I didn't have anything that would work for this. So I grabbed and shuffled things around and made it work. I am glad that it gave home to so many fabrics I've had sitting around for such a long time. I started with the rainbow stripe from ikea and went from there. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out in the end.

This quilting is something I've wanted to try for a while. I'm not so good at it, but it was kind of fun and I like the result which must be all that matters. The binding is a combination of pac man fabric and crosshatch.

In conclusion, I am glad this is done. I now need to figure out whether it is going to a new home or staying with me. I guess we'll see. This week I am hoping to really get going on a bunch of gifty things since quite frankly, I am running out of time. But really, all I want to do is knit! My sweater is coming together quite nicely and almost looks kind of like a sweater! Maybe I can use that as a reward for getting other things done.....I'll have to try that!

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