I have actually finished a project two and a half weeks before it is due!
This is my version of the Candy Bar Pinwheels quilt, the May pattern for the "Le Petite: A year of Small Projects". This is a small quilt that I plan to use on my rectangular coffee table in the living room. I started it on Mother's Day and finished sewing the binding on this afternoon.
Usually I am up till the wee hours of the morning the night before in order to get my projects finished on time. So this feeling of being done early is rare and feels very nice. And this isn't just a top finished in the nick of time, it is actually quilted and bound. A true completed finish. Yay for finally overcoming my desire to procrastinate! (at least this one time anyway)
I used a charm pack from Connecting Threads called Abigail's Garden. I don't usually buy charm packs, or any precuts for that matter, because when you add up the fabric that comes in pre-cuts and compare it to the price paid for yardage, you sometimes end up paying $12 to $15 a yard for pre-cuts while regular yardage is about $8 or $9. With such a huge price difference, I figure I can do the cutting myself and I usually stick to buying yardage. But when I was at the Connecting Threads website buying orange thread for a different project, I saw that they had a some charm packs on sale at a great price so I bought a few to try. I admit they were easy to work with (the pattern called for 2.5 squares, which meant no waste of the 5 inch charm), and I enjoyed having a whole variety of different fabrics to work with. So perhaps when I find more charm packs at a price that brings them closer to yardage prices, I may end up adding a few charm packs to my stash.