Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's Wednesday and I Have a Little Work In Progress!

Here I am again!  I do have some quilting progress to blog about.  I saw a cute little baby quilt that I wanted to try my hand at.  One of my guild members had made it as a charity quilt and provided the tutorial.  Here's the Link  It's called a strip and flip baby quilt. 

I started with a fabric pull like this:

 
 
I pared down the pull and then cut the strips and put them in this order:   

 
Next I sewed the strips together, cut off a segment, added a strip of white to each side, flipped the strip and put it all together and...
 

 
A couple of shots in the garden of the top. 
 
It was easy and it makes an attractive cheery quilt for some little person in your life.  Of course, there is a bit more work to be done before it's an actual quilt...stay tuned for Kathleen's attempts at quilting (usually, I quilt by checkbook.)
 
Even though I said that I was not going to join any other bees, I re-joined the 4x5 Bee for another quarter and round 9 of the Pillow Talk Swap.  So that brings me to Bee Awesome, Round Boo Bee, 4x5 and Pillow Talk Swap, plus the challenges and swaps from the BAMQG.  I pared down my commitments and then, slowly, they creep up on me again.  Does that ever happen to you?  Don't get me wrong, I like every bee and swap that I am in, but in the back of my mind I know that I want to spend more of my time working on my own projects.
Life is full of so many choices - I need to get a little better at filtering the choices.  And, of course, enjoy the choices that I have already made.  I hope that you are enjoying your choices and bringing creativity into your life on a daily basis.
 
Aaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.   
 
 
 
 
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7 comments:

  1. Love your quilt,,,love the "quilt by checkbook"! LOL

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  2. Your strip and flip quilt top turned out great! If it makes you feel any better, I also over-committed on the bees, swaps and challenges.

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  3. Glad you are back at the sewing machine and I love this quilt! I definitely know the cycles of overcommitment (and am in one!)

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  4. Thanks for your comments. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who frequently over commits (FOC). Good luck on your projects!

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  5. This is a really great quilt. Love the fabrics/colors you chose!

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    1. Thanks Jaye. If it were only finished!

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  6. Nice job, it looks fabulous. I'm gonna make one of these for my son tonight (I think), hahha, have so much trouble sticking with pattern choices.

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