This quilt was finished just in the nick of time, literally. I had started it a few weeks before Thanksgiving, hoping to have it in the hands of my parents a few days after Thanksgiving, and gleefully went along my way sewing. Well, things didn’t turn out that way! This was a huge project, the first time ever making half square triangles, stars, and actually quilting a top. I ran out of fabric, couldn’t find anymore (What is it with the Holiday lines for Moda that is soooo hard to find!) cut fabric in the wrong direction, took out stitches, and maybe shed a tear or two. Thankfully I have an amazing Husband who stepped in to help right before I threw the quilt out the window in a seam ripping fury. Then, finally, 2 days before Christmas Eve and 2 hours before the UPS store closed, it was finished, signed, and sent! It arrived Christmas Eve and I was very happy to find out it was used that very night!
Lesson Learned: Do not finish a quilt hours before the shipping store closes, two days before the busiest Holiday of the year. And when looking at price quotes be sure to check expedited shipping, so you don’t show up at the shipping store thinking it’s going to be $30….when it’s really $90.