One of my favorite people (the one I made this quilt for) happened to text me on his way to Japan. “I’m headed to Japan. Do they have fabric there? Want anything?” Yes, I’m that lucky. Guess what arrived?
Seven. Meters. Of. Echino.
I about died.
Immediately, I knew I had to sew something, but I was bogged down with longarm deadlines and other obligations. So I did what I had to do. I put everything aside and allowed myself one day to play. One whole glorious day to make stuff that I wasn’t getting paid to make.
Since I don’t spend a lot of time sewing for myself, I knew I had to make great progress so I did something simple. I grabbed an armful of pink fabrics, pieced them together, and then quilted them infinity style. And then I topstitched (with the longarm) bunting.
Of course, when I looked at the pictures (taken at the San Antonio Botanic Garden), I realized the rick rack was crooked as hell. And that’s a darn shame because although I have ripped it out and restitched, it’s too hot to go take pics again. If you haven’t experienced August in Texas, just don’t. There’s nothing exciting about it.