Well, it is done (and I used the clothesline tip for the photos) .
I can't really explain how excited I have become by this project since Sunday. The more I think about it the more I think it is the perfect gift.
Nor can I truly explain how surprised I am at my sense of achievement for doing this. I am totally loving myself.
People think I am mad, they figure I sew all the time so whats the big deal....the big deal is that pretty soon this will be a complete quilt - you know , like the sort that real sewers sew, something tangible and lasting.
It is not a novelty, nor is cute but useless (usually my specialty) it is (almost) a real life actual quilt.
Holy cow Batman !!!! I feel like a grown-up.