Last Friday was the last day of high school and my last day student teaching. I wanted to do something special for my amazing CT so I decided–on Wednesday–to make her a quilt. That gave me Wednesday night and Thursday night to do everything from selecting fabric to sewing the binding. I had been eyeing Suzy Quilts’s Retro Plaid Quilt pattern and realized it was perfect: cheerful, modern, and doable. I took a little road trip to Patches and Petals, an adorable quilt shop in Belleville, and found the perfect fabrics. I cut and pieced the top on Wednesday night and quilted and sewed on the binding on Thursday night. I didn’t get a lot of sleep those two days, but I finished! I wish I would have had time to hand stitch the binding (it’s my favorite part of quilting!), but the machine stitched binding turned out ok. I need to get a walking foot for quilting because the back has a few puckers, but I’m quite happy with how my two day quilt turned out.