This is as far as I got on the March Button Up last evening. I am waiting for some brown plaid fabric that goes at the button to represent the carrot patch. I'll also use it for the binding cut on the bias and maybe the word "March" at the top. I am torn about that though since Easter comes in both March and April. I didn't want brown borders so I extended the yellow above the bunny's ears and then more yellow for the side borders. The binding brown will frame the whole piece---should work.
The only other thing I got done is pressing 4 quilts worth of binding. I did that first thing yesterday morning before I allowed myself to play with the March piece. You cannot work in a cluttered work space or at least I personally can't. When the binding is all piled up in like a mess of colorful spaghetti on your cutting/pressing surface and you want to sew, it must be dealt with.
So I guess my plans for National Quilting Day will be to prep some of the applique elements of the Button Up. There are some colored eggs and his tail that I will treat like you would a giant oblong yo-yo over templar material. There is also some basic trim and accents for the ears that I will prepare over freezer paper. I have the carrot tops fusible already prepped but not the carrots but I am guessing freezer paper is the way to go on them as well. The nose, fuse definitely. That just leaves some decision about the letters---do it or not? Or try to write "Happy Easter" hmmmmm
Well, best get this day started and find something to go with green shamrock socks other than my turquoise pj's! Don't want DJ pinching me every chance he gets.