Between the cake, the pillows I made, and several (read: LOTS) of gifts, he was in Thomas heaven and we came home with a car full and two exhausted children. It was a fun day.
The day before, hubs was working on tearing out some more stuff in the entryway where the old pantry closet stood, which was awesome because that kept Gus occupied while I sewed this:
Oh, yes, that's a real quilt- one that can cover more than just a filing cabinet. Check it off the goal list! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I've been hoarding vehicle fabrics whenever I find them in preparation for this.
It's not perfect, and it's a little busy for my taste, but I'm thinking of it more like an I Spy quilt, and Gus seems to like it (though he said, "Why did you do that with my fabric?" because apparently it is just for hoarding purposes). I didn't follow any sort of pattern and just made my own blocks. The back is four fat quarters, so that saved me a lot of time in cutting. The binding is more Wright's bias tape, this time in Green Glow, which is appropriate because it is very bright, but it happens to be Gus's favorite color.
Hubs says I should go ahead and make a really big one, like for the bed or for use on the couch. One thing at a time, dear.
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