Hello Friday friends! How are you out there? Things here at Nap Time have been a bit stressful, but we are working through it. A sick toddler isn't good for Mom's already high blood pressure. But, I am officially 32 weeks pregnant today, which is awesome! Five full weeks more pregnant than I was when I delivered my little miracle girl. The blood pressure issue is making my doctors a bit antsy, as you can imagine, so my progress on things has really sloooooowed down while I rest and take it easy. *sigh*
I am still sewing, but I am limiting my time at the machine. Even with that restriction, I did manage to get a finish this week! Behold my squirrel lap quilt in all of it's glory ("mommy, there's no squirrels on dat blankie")
Little quilt holder
I attempted a new binding technique. It is Sharon Schambers glue technique and let me tell you, works like a dream. I am officially a convert. Look at that mitre! You can find a video of it on YouTube. I only used glue on the back and machine stitched in the ditch from the front, but I may go full monty with it next go round. She suggests a much more intensive process than I used, I encourage you to check it out. **I used washable Elmer's glue, and it washed out just fine**
I quilted it with a decorative serpentine stitch and my walking foot. I really like how it turned out. The backing is part of a fitted sheet. I found the set on sale at Ross and fell for the print. Even on sale it was still a bit more than I wanted to pay, so I am going to make sure I use every little bit. I splurged because of the print AND it is Egyptian cotton. So soft!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I am off to figure out a hand sewing project I can do while sitting with my feet up. I see hexies in my future!
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts.