I have cooled down since yesterday. The quilt is folded and sitting on a chair and I will get back to it in the near future and continue with the borders. Thank you for all of the encouragement. I guess I wanted everyone to tell me that it was alright this way. Someone else who let me know that it was alright was Choco. When I finished my ranting on my blog and went back into the living room, look who had found the quilt.
"Oh, a nice piece of cloth to sit down on."
Just plopped herself down on the part that was on the floor and pulled the rest down around her. Maybe if I had felt this was a future masterpiece then I would have had conniption fits but I just had to laugh.
Onto another subject.
After writing about teaching my students sewing I wondered where those sewing boxes Takumi and Leiya bought in elementary school went. I hunted around the bottom of the closet and found Leiya's Winnie the Pooh box. I don't know where Takumi's has gone to.
Quite a nice little box don't you think? The lid unclasps and inside there are two levels that stack together. The top level holds a pin cushion, scissors, some thread a tape measure and a magnetic pin case. The bottom level has a little storage area that can hold patterns, practice cloth and basic sewing instructions. I unfolded the practice cloth and found that Leiya had sewn on quite a few different buttons (on a picture of a crab) and had practiced a line of running stitch and a few knots. Not a whole lot of use for this very nice little sewing box but I can see how it is a good introduction instrument into the sewing world. I ought to pack this up and send it to Leiya as she might need something like this now that she is alone in a dorm and there certainly might be buttons that fall off or hems that need fixing.