I am happy to say that it has been quite a productive week--and I've even started running again (after a two month hiatus due to a minor injury, colds and winterness) and have kept up with cooking and cleaning (well mostly, haha).
|The colors and quilted details are based off of the Durango-Silverton train--my son's favorite.|
I finished up this little train mini quilt (and my son helped quite a bit). The quilt block patterns are called Chugging Along from ipatchnquilt. I was a pattern tester (the pattern should be available soon), and my son just loooves this train! If I had more time and enough of that yellow fabric I would have made more blocks.
|I wish I'd added more sky fabric so there could be more smoke!|
|Also wish I'd thought of fussy cutting some cute people to put in the windows.|
|My son loves to help with the binding--he picks all sorts of crazy decorative stitches!|
I used almost entirely Aurifil thread--the only color of Aurifil I didn't have for this quilt is red, so I used some other thread I had on hand.
|Colors from left to right: 2000, 1135, 1147, (the cone is 2605), 5005, and 2692.|
My son picked out the back fabric (which I had forgotten I even had--but he remembered it from a past project). And I put on a hanging sleeve for a double sided quilt (see my tutorial here) because he insisted he wanted to be able to see both sides.
|Label (quilt tag is from TagsToGo on Etsy).|
|It measures about 8.5" x 24.5".|
All aboard! Choo choo!!