Do you ever have "hallelujah" moments? You know, when you are so relieved that you think angels just might start singing? Okay, the angels are a bit extreme, but I did have a "hallelujah" moment this morning when I put the last stitches in the binding on a quilt I have been working on for a while. It's a quilt that has plagued me. I almost scrapped it a couple times. I made multiple mistakes and had to unpick it many times. The quilting didn't go as smoothly as I would have liked. I'm just so relieved to be done. The good thing though is that I actually really like it now that it's all bound and finished. I cut it out a month or two ago when I was still working on the subway quilt. This quilt is also made of lots of little squares. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I decided on the pattern, but I might have a sickness. I need to stop with the little squares.
It's actually a gift for my brother and his wife for Christmas. I found out a few days ago that they are coming up for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas. I really wanted to give them their quilt early since they live in a furnace and have about six weeks of "winter" each year. I decided to push through and get it all finished up so I can give it to them while they are here. They might as well get as much use out of it as they can.
Now I just need to throw it in the wash and wrap it up! I'll most more pictures after they open it. I don't want to spoil too much.
My other project has been working on a mug rug for my swap. Here is what I came up with. I know, more small squares. It really is a sickness. I do think I'm going to make a second mug rug to send along. I have a fun idea for a wonky log cabin that I want to try. None of the fabrics I used are actually Christmas fabrics. It was fun to pull together other things from my stash.