Monday, October 4, 2010

Finished Bandana Quilt

Last week I finally finished up the Bandana Quilt I was working on. This was quite a feat to be honest because the quilt was much bigger then anticipated. My idea for baking it had been to use a queen sized flat sheet that I had on hand and don't actually use. Unfortunately, the sheet was too small! 

Thankfully I had a coupon for Spotlight! They sent me a $10 coupon for my birthday, which I found really funny. My birthday isn't until November and in the 3.5 years I've been shopping there they've never sent me one before. Which made me wonder if they were very behind on sending them out or very early! Either way, it was a fun surprise in the mail. I like getting surprises in the mail, don't you?

I wasn't sure what I wanted to back it with though. I had been looking forward to using the brown sheet for two reasons, one it was cost effective because I all ready owned it. Two, it was brown and less likely to show up dirt, mud, sand, and everything else you'll find on the ground once you throw a blanket on it. In the end we settled, oddly enough, on a pink material that had every shade of the bandanas in it. I think the guys would have been more pleased if it had come in blue, but it was the right size, a good price, and it matched. We couldn't ask for more then that really!

Putting the whole thing together turned out to be much more of a chore then it should have been, which is often what happens when I try working on things while fighting wicked headaches! You'll also notice that my seams aren't perfectly lined up. Turns out, my bandanas were not all the same size despite the description given on ebay! Some were much bigger then others, and a few were quite wonky. I decided it wasn't worth fussing about because this really is a picnic quilt.

I haven't actually quilted it yet either, which means I'm not officially done. I just plan to do the yarn tie-offs on the front of it though. The boys are eager to help with that which should make light work of the whole project! Which is more then I can say for putting it together! The thing was huge and took up all the available space on our lounge room floor. Then I sandwiched it together to wrong, took it apart and put it back together wrong! I then crumpled up in a heap on the floor much to the shock of Mr S and the boys who promptly offered to help pick out the seams. I declined the offers. We had our dinner quite late that evening..

This blanket is so big! It might be the first time our family can actually sit on a blanket and no one complain they are falling off. Can't wait for the warmer weather to finish rolling in so we can load up the picnic basket and take this blanket out for a nice long picnic! 


Phyllis said...

It is beautiful!

Gae said...

Dear Kendra,
It looks great. So bright and happy