Ta-dum! They are finished! When we got the boys bunk beds in the spring, I knew they would need new quilts. Peter's previous quilt hung over the sides of his twin, almost to the floor on some sides, and didn't make an easy job of making the top bunk. Ned's was a toddler bed size and barely fit over him. I browsed Flickr and found this quilt that I used as my inspiration. I made these quilts for virtually nothing - I had all the fabrics on hand, mostly cuts from my collection of vintage sheets. This is the advantage of starting projects on lazy afternoons in a small town 40 miles from anything - you learn to make do. It helps that I have a lot with which to make do. I think I only previewed these once - maybe when I was still putting blocks together? I started working on them in late summer. I finished the tops before Thanksgiving. My mother, grandmother, and I pinned them when I was visiting for Thanksgiving and then I brought them home and they sat. And they sat some more. They sat until my Mom came for President's Day weekend and whipped through the quilting in a few hours and the binding in just a bit more. Thanks Mom!
And now we can actually make the boy's beds. Hooray for that!