That's the sound of me patting myself on the back. I am feeling pretty pleased with myself right now...
In the course of a week, I created a 60x80 quilt top and pieced backing - from a photograph and a concept - with no pattern or cutting dimensions to follow, writing my own instructions as I went along. It tested my math skills, tried my patience, and stretched my horizons.
It involved stenciling - (for the first time)
It involved 3 weekend afternoons, and 3 weeknights - mixed in with the full time job, Scouts, Lions Club, bowling, house renovations, laundry, pattern testing for something else, a bit of knitting and the normal number of hours of sleep.
The best part was that the Munchkin liked spending the weekend hours upstairs with me -we watched some holiday specials and he pulled out the perler beads to work on some of his own projects while I sewed. He also modeled for me so you could get an idea of the scale of this project. This picture was before the final side and top pieces were added - and the quilt outgrew my design wall.