I just finished a piece of birthday cake for breakfast. I think it's going to be a good day.
Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes! I had a great day - a little sewing time, reading to the kindergarten class (they sang happy birthday to me!) and dinner and cake with the family. The 38th year of my life is off to a great start - I ate my cake sitting at the table and not under it!
I finished binding the hourglass quilt yesterday, too. I'm super happy with the finished quilt.
It's about 37" x 42". I wish I had added another two rows to make it bigger - oh well. I used a charm pack from the American Jane Wee Play line by Moda and added in some other charm squares from the Look and Learn collection. None of the fabrics repeat - some are the same print in different colors, but no two squares are exactly the same. I cut these squares in half on the diagonal to get my triangles. Then I cut 5" squares from white and did the same. I chain-pieced them - that was a huge time saver.
You can get a peek of the backing fabric here - it's the blue one with the bars. My favorite part, though, it the quilting. I used my walking foot and machine quilted a line 1/2" from each diagonal line on the quilt. I love how it made little tiny pinwheels where the four fabrics meet.
That's all I've got today. I'm looking forward to the weekend. It's pretty much summer - only three more days of school! Hope you enjoy yours.