Today's plan was to turn this quilt top into a quilt. It's been sitting around for almost two months waiting for me to finish it up. Procrastinate much, Erin? Well, yeah, I do. But I have been getting better. Or so I thought.
This morning I pieced the back and taped it to the floor. I unfolded the batting and smoothed it out over the backing. I put the top down and gasped.
The batting is 1" too short.
One flipping inch.
And I could probably piece the batting, but I haven't done that before. Because this is a gift, I am not willing to experiment this time around. If the quilt were staying here, I might just cut some off the quilt top and call it a day. But I can't do that – it'll ruin the design and again, it's a gift.
So to the quilt shop we go because our most fantastic babysitter goes to college in a little over a week and her quilt needs to be finished. Good thing I didn't wait until the absolute last minute because then I'd really be screwed. Or pulling an all-nighter. And for goodness sakes, I am too old for that.
I've got lots of other little projects in progress. Back with some show and tell soon.