Sparkle Punch Quilt

Boy, do I feel like I’m being swept away by life lately.  There’s this breathless feeling of always needing to be moving, wishing it was otherwise, driven by urgent items to tackle.  What makes the feeling worse is looking at the calendar and not seeing when it will let up.  Have you noticed that feeling like you have to keep up a frenzied pace indefinitely makes today’s pace even harder?  A friend of mine recently reminded me to take it one day at a time and not look too far into the future…

So today I’ll be relying on the Lord for our daily bread.

Anyway, after my indecisive approach to the Sparkle Punch baby quilt, I took my sister’s advice and went with diagonal lines on the quilt.  It’s actually the least quilting I’ve ever done but it works.  I went with every other row so the quilting would be as unnoticeable as possible.

The back of the quilt is a piece of light pink minky fabric with roses embossed on it.  Another reason to avoid heavy quilting.

Because the backing is heavier and the quilt top has flannel on it, I went with white flannel in the middle instead of batting. I like the weight of the quilt overall.

I just happened to have this vintagey pink binding already made so on it went.  It was machine binding once again for the sake of time.

And it’s done.  I really like it.  As tedious as it was to make, I’m very happy with it.  It took about 10 minutes to make each star, and this quilt has around 35 stars in it.   I’d like to make another one of these sometime.

Now it awaits delivery!

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