The nine year old boy who sleeps in this room desperately needs a duvet cover for this bright orange blanket. At first, I wasn't in a hurry to cover it because he likes the color and frankly, I think the jolt of orange is kinda nice in his overly blue room. Except that in a house full of kids, dogs, guinea pigs and now a new kitten this blanket is quickly becoming not-so-clean. So with exactly 90 minutes to spare before I pick up Abigail at 11:30am I head for my sewing room and ...
become very distracted by the fabric that arrived just the other day. Half yards of Amy Butler's Daisy Chain.
And on a whim and without a plan I cut these into 6.5 inch squares - because that is the size of my smallest square ruler - and begin piecing them on the diagonal.
I then arrange them in a classic log cabin pattern (I am aware that these are not log cabin blocks but these are much faster to make). Here they are on my design wall - aka foam board covered with batting. They are not yet sewn together and I am going to have to make lots more - this is only about 3 x 3 feet. So far, I think I like how it's turning out.
But no more time to sew or quilt today because Montessori preschool is ending and Abigail and I have lunch to eat, books to read, and castles to build. So the boy who sleeps under the bright orange blanket will have to do so for a little bit longer while mom chooses his fabrics and sews a duvet. More to come on Ezra's duvet and on progress of above quilt.