Day four of kids home with a nasty flu and fevers today. Day four of temperatures and medicine, stroked foreheads and midnight vigils. We are nearly through it though and its nice to see them getting better. Its given me a chance to finish off the binding of my quilt and handsew it while I play modified monopoly (courtesy a certain grandmother who likes the occasional Happy Meal!).
Its really satisfying to have this quilt finished and ready to use. I popped it in the wash last night and hung it inside to dry overnight. Now I am just admiring it, folding it this way and the next, and wondering what I will change in the next one. For a start I did four separate sides for the binding, and I can see next time I might try to do a continuous strip, to improve the corners.
Best of all I understand all the processes involved now and the next quilt won't be such a scary undertaking. And that's good because I have a lot of small people angling for their own quilts now.