Second time's the charm

The post title today is about this little quilt. 

This is that kit I bought at the quilt show last weekend and am giving it a second chance.  I'm really loving it.  It's a Keepsake Quilting kit from the about 2005.  I'm dating it there because I bought another kit from them about that time that used the same fabric line. 

This is the pattern.  As you can see, I don't follow directions very good.  I wanted to use up as much of the kit as I could, so I made more blocks.  And, I changed the outer border, and I don't plan to do the prairie points.  What they gave me for an outer border is enough for the back and what they gave me for the prairie points, I'll use in something else. 

When I was building the piano key, I very carefully planned the corners.  Then, I went to miter the first one and realized that was a BUST!

I had planned to match darks and lights in the miter and that turned out to be a distraction. 

But, when I did dark to dark and light to light, it formed a square in the miter. 

Much better.

Well, today is purple hair day.  Are you excited?  Sydney is so excited she may wet herself before she gets to the salon.  Like, aquiver excited. 

Her dads...less so.

We'll let you know how it turns out.  We've been real troopers, tho.  Handling it all just like the textbook says.  Which is basically, "don't freak out, it's only hair."

Everybody have a great Friday!!!