Thank you everyone who sent get-better wishes to me and my hurt foot. Foot is better and I figured out a couple of things I need to watch out for when standing for 8+ hours a day.
A while ago (last year maybe?), I started a quilt for S. nicknamed "S.'s Mad Men quilt." When David Butler aka Parson Gray aka Mr. Amy Butler came out with his first line of fabric "Curious Nature", I knew it would be a perfect quilt for S., who admires modern design. We are big Mad Men fans and this line reminded me of the hip 1960s designs from the show.
I finished the 63 (!) blocks (last year?) and they sat around for awhile. After getting Cameron's quilt together, I decided it was high time to finish up S.'s quilt.
Last week, I laid out the blocks and for the first time successfully "stacked" a quilt and sewed it all together without getting the blocks out of order. Pat is going to be so proud of me! Am I the only one that has problems with this? Do y'all "stack" quilts after laying them out? I know most of my sewing buddies at Silver Thimble Club do. Maybe there is another term for it, but basically you sew all the blocks together (this is for not-on-point quilts) in rows vertically without cutting threads and you end up with the quilt blocks all sewn together. You then sew the horizontal rows. And voila, a quilt top. I will post a tutorial if y'all haven't tried it.
One great thing about "stacking" a quilt is when you have cats that want to rearrange your quilt blocks, like so:
The blocks are sewn together and rows are in order so Edgar Poe is foiled in his attempt to rearrange this quilt. Thank you Edgar Poe for the demonstration.
Here is the finished quilt top.
The pattern is "Snapshots" by Atkinson Designs from the book Happy Hour. I made the twin size, which fits the guest room/S.'s sanctuary perfectly. It's a bit too big for me to quilt at home, so it will sit for a little while more until I can get it long-armed. S. loves the quilt--the design and fabric. Maybe I'll get it finished in time for the next season of Mad Men to start this spring.