How is it Wednesday again already? I'm not sure where the weeks are going. Please tell me I'm not the only one to look at a calendar lately and get completely freaked out about just how close Christmas really is. Since things are still really tight here I'm making as many Christmas presents as I can. Homemade holidays is in full swing at my house but there are still people I don't know what to make. Before you go suggesting I make quilts-I only make one quilt a year for Christmas. It's a self imposed rule to keep me from going crazy and freaking out.
For my nephew I made up this little car roll up. I used this tutorial and changed it up just a little by adding piping down the sides. I almost wish I wouldn't have done that now because it looks a little messy but I'm sure JR will still love it.
If I were going to make this again though I would do a few things differently. The tutorial calls for sewing on the track after the layers are sewn together. I think I would do this first next time just to make it a little more clean. And even though it was my idea to add the piping I think I would skip that next time as well. I did use the Velcro that the tutorial called for but if I was doing this again I think some elastic loops with big buttons would still be easy for little hands.
Since I've started the mad dash to completing my holiday list I will probably have to take a short break from my current project. But I did manage to sew up the first quad of what I'm currently calling Marmalade Squares & Stripes. Allison suggests in her tutorial to sew up a larger quilt in quads. Which actually makes a ton of sense to me. After working that way on my Complications quilt I have to say it is a lot easier to maneuver than tons of seams that are twin size.
I'm looking forward to this quilt along (found on instagram #feathersquiltalong) after the holidays. It will be a little reward to myself for not going completely crazy with everything I have going on this season. Quilting is after all cheaper than therapy.
Be sure to head over to Lee's to see what everyone else is up to.