That would be rude to say. Good thing I didn’t. I didn’t think it either, I swear.
And I know I shouldn’t swear, but I did often while working on this quilt, made with so much love, for my husband. And the fact that I finished binding it on Father’s Day eve was purely coincidental. In fact, when Craig mentioned that it was his Father’s Day present, I perked up because Devan and I were running a bit behind this week and hadn’t quite purchased a gift yet.
So here, my dear husband, is your very thoughtful gift:
Truthfully, this quilt was a total pain in my butt from the very beginning. Something went wrong with nearly every step. And much of that is my own inexperience, but I think it is fair to say that the pattern, “Mini Merry Go Round”, was sorely lacking in detail. It would have been sufficient if one had made this particular pattern a few dozen times and just needed some gentle pointers, but it was not enough for an inexperienced sewist such as myself. Directions like: “Sew liked-pieced triangles together in threes to build half hexagons.” Okay, sounds good. But it doesn’t mention that you have to slightly offset each triangle by 1/4″ or the edges will not line up. I discovered this early and quickly seam-ripped the pieces but I think that was a pertinent piece of information. Or maybe I’m just a sewing moron.
But I finished it, and it’s done, and I’m going to sew a label on it that says it was “Made for You, with Love.”
And so, it must be true.
Happy Father’s Day to a terrific dad and husband, you are the best. Now go enjoy your &$%&@* quilt.