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!