I scored a few yards of vintage holly fabric for $2 this summer at a sale. When working on holiday gifts, I grabbed it out and thought I’d make a quick table runner for our kitchen table. Turns out I made a lap quilt instead! While searching for a pattern idea, I found this Herringbone Quilt tutorial and was hooked. In one quiet evening, the boys were playing with the neighbor and Dear Husband was on the computer, I pieced the entire top out of scraps I had on hand.
I tore apart an old quilt (a Kmart poly one, not some keepsake or something) for the batting. It has a high loft, not my usual preference, but it was free. I even hand sewed the binding on. All firsts for me.
With Christmas looming, the desire to finish this quilt was so huge. I would spend some minutes in the morning and evening quilting to get it done. And I did! In one swoop, I attacked this thing and made it.
Yet, all the while I was making this quilt, I kept shaking my head thinking how crazy I am. This quilt will only be relevant maybe 6 weeks a year? It’s so bizarre of me to do that, but so I did, and it was fun. I guess that’s my walk on the wild side…. I’m cool with that.