Think I overreacted a bit about the neon tights? I do. I think we're going to just say Whatever and get on with things. Honestly, I don't think Fidget will care a smidge. She has asked me every day since October 1st, "is it Halloween day today?" and I think she'll just be thrilled to celebrate. Why get wrapped up in details like the right shade of pink?
( But can I just say what a clever and helpful bunch you all are, at the rescue with your electrical tape and rit dye and sharpies?! I love it. I especially liked the idea of over-dying the sweater to match the tights instead. Brilliant. Thank you again, everyone!)
Hopefully these photos of a recent baby quilt for a long distance friend will help soothe your eyes after yesterday's assault with the neon. I do apologize to your retinas. I mean, my eyes are still red.
I used a couple favorite vintage pillowcases and cut all the seams, pressed them open and cut strips of varying widths. The patterns of the cases were so pretty that I didn't really want to cut them up too much. I sewed them together like stripes, quilted a half inch on either side of the ditch all the way around, and then at varying intervals cross-wise.
I hadn't started and finished a quilt in a while. Boy did it feel good.