I don’t know about anyone else, but I am pooped after yesterday’s runaway train of present opening and eating all that lovely food. My mother threw together the most awesome feast of chicken enchiladas, guacamole and traditional birthday cake for Jesus. Thanks, Mama…you rock!
Today, it’s back to the salt mines for Himself and me while the Co-Defendants keep the grandparents occupied. God bless grandchild-keeping grandparents. And while my folks may miss their sanity, they can still be bribed with bookstore gift cards.
With all the holiday hustle and bustle, there really hasn’t been much sewing going on although I managed to get this top pieced just before Christmas.
Himself remarked that all the colors just kind of blended in with the white. That was kind of my whole point…something very soft and subtle. Too subtle?
I’m thinking of calling this top the Kit Quilt. Remember Kits taffy? If memory serves (and it usually doesn’t) they came in packs of 4 candies wrapped in wax paper. My mother used to stop at the store every Sunday before church and those are what she picked up so she could sneak them to me to keep me quiet. She liked strawberry and banana (gag), but my favorite was chocolate…did you doubt it?
Anyway, back to the quilt talk. I used three packs of Simplicity charm squares from Moda. Yes, three. They weren’t your typical packs as most charm packs have 35-40 squares per pack. These only had about 15-20 and for some reason each pack was cut just a bit different so they really weren’t 5″x5″ squares. The white fabric is from my monstrous stash. Fabric diet for 2013? We shall see…