... is going great! Phew!
Thank you for all of the nice comments yesterday. In true me fashion, as soon as I made that post and got all of my issues out, things went smoothly. I changed the needle in my machine. That seems to be the answer for most of my sewing problems (and left me wondering again why I didn't do it sooner). Then I finished up the quilting after getting the girls from school. Cooper hung out next to me playing with toys, and before I knew it, all the loops were done. And they look good, save a few weird ones.
I woke up early this morning and took advantage of the quiet time to prepare the binding. After auditioning some aqua dots and a few other busy prints, I decided to stick with aqua shot cotton. The back is a super soft green polka dot flannel. I decided all of my lap quilts will be backed in flannel from now on-- it's so snuggly!
So all that's left to do is the handstitching. And I always look forward to that. It will likely have to wait though, because we're going to be doing some more backpacking this weekend with the kids. It's a 14-mile round trip adventure-- wish us luck! Of course, it can't be harder than what I'll have to tackle when I get home. Check out the instructions I received for the Caesar's Crown block I'm doing (times six) for Bee Mental.
Yikes. Mental is right.
Have a good one!