For the past week I've been looking for my Boys' Day, Koinobori quilt. Every year about this time I put the Koinobori quilt up in the entryway. It isn't very big but it is nice to have up in late April and early May. But I haven't been able to find it! In the quilt box where it is supposed to be? Nope. In the drawer? Nope. Under blankets in the closet? Nope. BEHIND one of my other quilts? (I get lazy and hang larger quilts on top of smaller quilts.) Nope.
Oh rats. And the real Koinobori are out flying above the fields. What's going to happen is that I'll find the Koinobori quilt a couple weeks AFTER Boys' Day.
I really was getting into the mood for that Koinobori quilt. I've thought of making another one as a present for someone, so why not now?! That was my thinking yesterday morning when I woke up with a free day ahead of me. I had the pattern someplace and I located that fairly quickly. Finding fabrics was fun though I had to check out my old blog post to see what the first quilt looked like. Then I applied the black bias tape. Yesterday evening I got that far...
Do I want to hand applique all this? Another couple months project that won't get finished until months after Boys' Day. Ah, there was a technique I did with tulle and machine quilting when I made the Happy Village quilts last year. I wonder if that would sew up quickly and nicely.
Well, quickly, yes. Nicely, no. This morning I've been quilting the Boys' Day quilt and I must say I didn't do a very good job. Arggh! I'm not going to be able to give this to anyone! What a waste of time!
Then I happened to be "chatting" with Leiya this morning and she asked me what I was doing.
"Well, I'm making a Koinobori quilt because I can't find my old one though I've looked everywhere.
"Mom. You gave it to me! I have it in Ohio."
"I did? When did I do that?"
So sad when the brain begins to go... Leiya said (I don't remember) that she asked for it and I took it to California last summer.
Oh good. Now I can keep my new Koinobori quilt. It has a childish, paint in with crayons look about it anyway so I guess I don't mind that the quilting is lousy.
Everything all works out.