I can not describe how excited I was for this to start working like the image in my head! I had never done this part before. There were a few times that I had to get up, walk away & take a deep breath. It seemed to take forever. Peyton's party was just a few days away! The Friday before the party I finally finished the quilting, added the border & put a tag in it. I love how the lime green border made the other colors pop!
Obviously, this present was not being kept a secret from his family, so by present opening time I think everyone was very excited to see the finished product. He, of course, had no clue, so we saved my present for last. I did manage to snap a picture of him doing the actual opening. In case you haven't guessed, his entire party was Mario themed.
And then there is the final result. He came up to me and gave me a big hug! The look on his face made all that time completely worth it.
I had some people on Facebook wondering exactly how big it was going to be. Some people kept assuming it was going to be a lap blanket. Obviously, it isn't, but I did take a picture of the cloud block with a penny in one of the tiny squares.
Now, my only problem is that I loved the quilt so much I want one for myself!