After the lab tests were done, I went to the fabric store and bought the quilt batting. The pre-cut packaged crib size batting (regular price: $9.99; on sale for 40% off) was more expensive than the batting being sold by the yard (regular price: $5.99; on sale for 40% off), so I bought one yard of the cheaper batting. It was manufactured by the same company and it was thicker, too. With tax, it came to $3.93.
|Receipt for Quilt Batting|
I looked around the store a bit, but didn't buy anything else! I still have too much fabric in my stash. I am determined not to buy anything unless I need it for a project.
I was hungry when I came home (I had eaten only a banana in the morning). I cooked a meatball curry using a bag of frozen meatballs and sauted some okra. I ate it with rice I had cooked earlier, and had a slice of papaya for dessert.
Later in the evening, I sat down to sew my quilt and I got the top finished:
|The Quilt Top|
Then, I couldn't decide what color I should use for the border. I considered using the blue, but I was going to use it for the back, as well as the binding, and I wanted something different. Eventually, I decided to use the rest of the yellow fabric for the border. There was only about 1 yard of yellow fabric, to begin with; but there was just enough for the borders.
Then, I basted the edges of the top to the quilt batting.
|Dancer gives his seal of approval!|
All I have to do now is attach the backing and either quilt it a little bit or tie it with some yarn.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to work from home
- Friendly staff at the lab
- Quilt batting being on sale
- Not breaking my fabric diet!
- A long phone chat with my aunt
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?
|Dancer loving the quilt!|