I decided to make him a quilt.
I jumped into the hardest quilt I have ever made. A log cabin. There are definitely more advanced quilts out there but this one tops my list in my (short) quilting history. I wanted it to be accurate. I wanted it scrappy. I wanted it to be manly. I feel I succeeded, which is a wonderful feeling indeed! It was a great deal of cutting and piecing, but I loved it every step of the way!! The end result was even better than I had hoped for.
|Willow LOVES any quilt I put on the floor. She always has to "test" it out.|
I dropped it off to John today at the fire station and he was very excited to finally get to sleep under it.
My other achievement regarding this quilt (which I have mentioned in other posts I'm pretty sure) is that all the fabrics were discount fabrics. Every fabric purchased was between 50-70% off including the backing. I think the total cost of the quilt was just under $200 including the top, batting, backing, and quilting. So I love that it was such a good deal for a XL twin size quilt.
In other sewing news I got a pretty awesome birthday present from my amazing husband. He completely surprised me! I had no idea and he even got me the brand (and two models nicer!!!!) that I had been saving for myself. I will also note that he should win an award for bravery as he did his shopping with my crazy 3 & 5 year old boys in tow. That by itself impressed me!!