I cut more squares:
Whipped up some HSTs:
Turned them into QSTs:
and pieced the top center:
I was in town for our Quilt Squad meeting and I took it to Jackie. I had called her on Friday and asked if I could drop of a quilt on Saturday. She said , "Of course!"
I replied, "Well then I had better go make it!" She laughed. She is such a dear lady. I rarely ask for a quilt to be rushed out, but I asked if I could have it 9 days later. She said she'd have it for me in 2 days.
I told her I didn't need it THAT fast and I went to my meeting. I heard from her 2 hours later. My quilt was ready. This time I was the one who laughed. More laughter ensued when I shared my story and how I had 2 more tops sitting at home.
I love this brown gingham:
The sun was out in full force when I went to take pictures, but I love the texture and movement the quilting gave it
After a trip through the wash, it finished at 40" x 40"
I'm telling you - she's a gem. She and her daughter make a crack-shot team.They quilted it with these rambling leaves in a green thread that are once again, perfect:
I backed it with the same focus fabric because my mom just loved it and asked me to use it on the back and I bound it in the brown gingham:
It took me longer to bind it than it did for her to quilt it, but I finished it on Wednesday and sent it off to my Mom on Thursday.
It arrived on Saturday and I received a phone call as soon as she opened it. She was SO tickled with it.
Now I've got to finish off the other 2 I pieced during my indecisive phase. I generally don't work this way, but I think I was feeling the need to get this just right since my mom was the one giving it as a gift. I hope it will be well received and loved. Thankfully, babies are not that picky. 😉