It’s less than 2 weeks to Christmas! Are you ready? I’m not, but I never seem to have trouble bringing it in under the wire. LOL This year is less stressful since I decided to not make the usual 5 Christmas present hats for the Great-N’s. I never planned to start doing it, it kind of just evolved. But, I do need to get a baby sweater done by Christmas Day, so that means yarn shopping!
In the sewing room a recent Squirrel led me a merry chase. In moving my stuff I unearthed a flimsy and decided a quick finish was doable for this small top.
I picked this up at The Stitching Post in Washington, IN in June and pieced it in July. Then the wedding happened, and then other things, and then, memory loss? Once found I was determined it would make an appearance this Christmas.
A diagonal simple cross-hatch was quick on the Janome 8200 and binding promptly attached for tacking. All done, right? Nope. I just had to make a smaller version using some of the same fabric.
The center square is the same fabric as the border on Santa’s Trip. A quick meander and binding done in time for us to gift it to a friend who just had foot surgery. We took her dinner last night.
I like to add snippets to the bindings on my minis. Usually a leftover piece from the front. Credit goes toTwiggy and Opal for this tip! This time it was fun to extend the coping strip I used to increase the back.
And there you have it. The reason the baby quilt still isn’t done. But that’s on this week’s agenda! Maybe. I have 6 more stars and 2 borders to add to Corona RR!