Saturday, March 12, 2011

Are you seeing SPRING leaves yet???

When I was in Salado last Christmas, I picked up a mystery bag of fabric strips. I didn't know what I was going to get, but I hoped it was good...ever done that? After all, it was fabric and it was $3.00 for the bag.

The other day, I was visiting one of my favorite blogs - Film in the Fridge, and Ashley had posted a tutorial for a strip quilt...and LIGHT BULB! I had strips!

The strips turned out to be a variety of fall leaves that were either set in blue or brown and I ended up using Kona Cotton (Charcoal) for the backing - I so love this color...

There was just enough in my little bag to get a sweet little boy's baby blanket...Can't you just see a dad buying this quilt for his little hunter?

All in all, it took about four hours to make - I like to hand stitch the binding to satisfy the old fashioned quilting idea I have, that is before machine sewing came along! Don't get me wrong, I *heart* machine quilting...but this does make it a little more personal for me when I give something as a gift.

Anyway, back to the sewing room I go! Have a few more items I want to make before the day is over!


  1. Love this Lana! So sweet! Ive been thinking about you and hope you and your family are well.

  2. It's so nice when things come together...

  3. Looks great Lana! Glad the tutorial came in handy for you!

  4. I met you in JoAnn today (the pregnant gal with the surprise baby. :) Thanks for sharing your blog!

  5. Your quilt is wonderful. What a fantastic way to use those odd strips.

  6. Strip quilts are so much fun! You did a great job on it!