I can’t seem to find my rotary cutter (it’s at the ex-ish boy’s house, let’s me honest, I totally know where it is, I just don’t want to go find it!) so I cut the 4.5″ squares by hand with a template and scissors.
I am so in love with this little quilt… According to math I’m going to need 669 of these HST and I can tell you right now I don’t have that many. I think I’m going to have to do some intense sashing to make it a reasonable size. I’m sure he’d be perfectly happy with a couch size quilt, but I really do want this to be something he can use in his life for warmth – and he’s tall. (Oh, tall boys. I seem to be on a tall boy streak right now!)
I got like 90% of the blocks sewn up yesterday (and can’t wait to get this Real Job workday over with so I can go home and bust out the last few. His birthday is early next month, so I’ve got quite a bit of time, but I don’t want to slack off an find myself freaking out the night before.
Gah! Wanna hear the worst part? Not only an I considering sashing the living shit out of this (which I find incredibly lazy, just for my own abilities, like, ‘Why didn’t you just make more HST, Cassie?!’ ….. ‘Uh, because I’m lazy, that’s why….’) but I am seriously considering backing it with an NFL novelty print. Gag me, right? But it’s all green and blue and black and white and the little pops of neon green would go so well with this….
GAG ME, right?! Oh man, but he would love it so much. I can’t not do it, right?
I don’t usually make gift quilts, and let’s be brutally honest, the last one I made for a boy the relationship lasted like three weeks, so this could be terrible. Who knows. Whatever. I’m living my life #WHOLEHEARTED and it’s rad.