This was the absolute craziest thing I have ever done!! As a whole I try to plan and be as organized as possible. This time, though, I went with my heart strings.
Back in January, 2020 I purchased quilt panels for all my grand kids to make quilts for them over the next year. Then in April we decided to move to Georgia. That kinda put a cramp in my sewing plan, considering my youngest grandson’s birthday falls in June. Trying to figure out the timing I decided to plan all the quilts to be done for Christmas 2020. Still trying to get everything unpacked and put away I got distracted in pairing up my stash with the panels. I couldn’t help myself.
I decided I could not wait to give him his quilt. Problem; his birthday party is Wednesday at 3:00PM…it’s Sunday! I was determined to get it done. I set away immediately. I hadn’t even decided on the block I was going to use. He had just gotten a big boy bed so I had to go measure that (without him noticing) No luck and my granddaughter actually helped!
I started sewing Sunday after lunch and sewed, literally, all the way up to the party. I believe I officially finished at 2:45PM on Wednesday. I did get about 6 hours of sleep during those 4 days.
It was completely worth it. His reaction was, of course, a total 5 year old boy response; “That’s cool”! But that night he dragged out his twin size quilt to the rocking chair to be rocked asleep with his new quilt. Like I said, Completely worth it!!