I really put on a push to get this top together this weekend. I only have three weeks before the baby shower and would, perhaps unrealistically, like to finish this quilt by the end of the week so I can get back to other things. Deadlines and I don't get along too well. I find them stressful and that I lose a lot of the enjoyment for the project.
This quilt just needs borders and quilting. I plan on a white border all the way around and a scrappy border made with the leftovers from the quilt. So far, this project has been 100% stash, although I do believe that I will need to purchase backing fabric this week.
All things considered, it was a pretty easy pattern once I figured out a system for pressing seams in a uniform direction. The lattice wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be to get lined up, the critical factors being a consistent seam allowance and pressing.
Once I set up my machine for quilting, I'm going to try to quilt two or three flimsies all in a row and get a couple finishes for 2015.
|Hugs and Kisses Quilt|
So realistically, with my DaGMT participation, I might be able to have all four of these done by the end February.