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!

6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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