One of my goals for 2012 is to complete on project a month. This month it's this special request corduroy quilt for our 6 year old. "heavy" he says. "I want a HEAVY blanket"
Like his mother.
Yesterday I finished sewing the rows all together, and last evening I got the back sewn on. Today I'm hoping to rummage through the crawl space and find a batting.
I'm so glad that I included the pockets. I think there are six of them total. They were also his request and he'll have fun with them. And don't mind that my corners don't match up perfectly. This quilt is made of all different types of corduroy - Wide Wale, Normal Wale. Thin, Thick. Pants, yardage, shirts and jackets - all repurposed to bring this together. The red (formerly a jacket) was actually a little stretchy. It's okay. When I tie it it'll be hardly noticeable.
As for the backing - a twin size flat flannel sheet that I had picked up once upon a long time ago for exactly this purpose.
It feels good to be using up some of my craft hoard.
He slept under it already last night.
As for today?
Sick kid. Mark started running a fever yesterday afternoon. Fever, hacking, bellyache. I have a lot of possibilites for the weekend if we're all healthy, but if we have sick kids - well - we'll just have to decorate the house for Valentines Day or something.
And finish a quilt, and get a head start on the February project.
Wingin' it is our thing.