I finally roped the hubby into holding quilts!
The wonky kitty stars quilt has been mostly finished for what seems like ever. The top was done months ago. It was mostly quilted recently on a snow day. And finally, after a 3-hour marathon of binding-sewing, it was officially finished Wednesday night!
The blocks were made using the Maverick Star tutorial and the rest was just me figuring and sewing pieces together to get the desired effect. It's about 80" square.
We had two nieces and a nephew spend the night last night, so it was done just in time to be used! It's been on the couch since it was finished, but it got a real test last night. The youngest niece (6) was very impressed when she was told the quilts they used last night were made by me. She's now requested twice that I teach her to sew when she's older.
But it was a wild time around here. We're not used to kids and the cats, with the exception of Tucker (and we can't figure this out), were terrifed! Dinner was at Chuck E Cheese - a big hit for the kids. Home to play hours of video games - a strictly regulated activity at home. And this morning, running through the house like wild animals, screaming, hollering, stomping, playing good guy-bad guy, though I have no idea who was what. Mostly just yelling and hollering and shooting toy guns, but it's another activity highly frowned upon by parents. We're the aunt and uncle and have a big house, so it's okay here.
They wanted some rope to tie up the bad guys (or was it the good guys?) and we didn't have any, so I decided I'd sacrifice a few strips of fabric I don't really like. Well...they found the rest of it...
...that's my hubby under there. He gets into it, too. I have another photo of him on the floor with them tying up his hands and legs...and another where this piece turned into a cape... (And contrary to his earlier assertions, "biddy stuff" did not kill him!)
Now it's a return to normal. Peace and quiet. The kitties have come out of hiding and I'm going to return to quilting. Too many projects, too little time!