quilt peeking……

I think there's a rule in blog land that says you are supposed to wait until you're finished with a project before you share it. If that's the case, you might not see much of what I work on around here. I'm a slow and steady crafter. If this were the tortoise and hare craft race, I'd be the tortoise. Or perhaps whatever is trailing behind him…..

That being said. I wanted to show you what I've been working on in bits and pieces. Here and there. A few stitches at a time…….

 

quilt peeking......

quilt peeking......

 

It's getting closer. Little by little.

See that smaller row near the middle? That is what I call the happy oops. It happens when you accidentally cut the pieces too short then scramble to make up the difference. And if one is already creatively celebrating an oops, a grey polka dot stripe in the center is most certainly in order. A quilt that was supposed to have five rows, now has six. And while I admittedly shrieked when I realized my mistake, I'm happy I came up with this solution. My big girl is happy I finally got the top stitched together. And I have one more surprise up my sleeve for you. It's my carrot on a stick to keep you wondering….. I wanted to make this quilt a bit longer, so I added some feathers. A row along the top. Eeek! They are beautiful. I can't wait to show you.

My girl wanted simple quilting. Perhaps because she really wants her quilt. Hey, she knows her mama. The good news is I am almost halfway done with the quilting! I cheated and ordered some handmade binding from this shop. Actually, let's not call it cheating. Let's call it being time thrifty and supporting a small business. That sounds so much better. 

So there it is. My work in progress. (for almost a year now, yes.)

What are you working on these days? 

Let's have a show & tell….. leave a link for others to visit….

Off to bed now, yawn. It's been a long day….

xo,

s

 

20 thoughts on “quilt peeking……

  1. I love the rug KC! I really want to make one someday too. I've thought about asking the local salvation army to save me tshirts they are throwing out so I could make yarn from it to knit a rug or braid it up and make a rag rug like this. If you used tshirts you could totally dye them too! Fun stuff for sure…..

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  2. This quilt is gorgeous! The fabrics you used make it so interesting to look at, especially those big circle flowers (or whatever they’re called – sorry!) I know I’ve seen that fabric but can’t remember the designer. Can’t wait to see the finish. I checked out the site you purchased your binding from trying to guess which one you chose – we’ll see!

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  3. Looks great!! I think the “oopsy” part is what makes it perfect. You can tell it was made with love and not for mass production and bought at a store. Keep up the great work 🙂

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  4. The fabric is mostly Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner…. with a little bit of Heather Ross Mendocino mermaids tossed in there. Can you believe most of it is from the same line? It’s so crazy + colorful. I bought it forever ago and it took me years to find the right project for it. You’ll have to wait and see on the binding 🙂 Hopefully sooner than later…..

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  5. I have some very uneven lumpy bumpy ones that were my first projects. Crib sized in batik prints for the kids to carry around. I made them almost ten (eek!) years ago. They have a zillion mistakes…. but the kids never cared. I’ll have to dig them out and share them sometime…. I’m sure a simple square quilt isn’t much harder than sewing a few napkins together 🙂

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  6. Mostly Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner…. with a little bit of Heather Ross Mendocino mermaids for fun. Treasured bits from my stash 🙂 The feathers are so awesome…. I think I need feather pillows for my sunroom next. Trying to stay focused on this project before I start another…… so hard to do though!

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  7. Oh, is that a rule? I break it all the time! And then, I never seem to remember to share the finished product…
    I love your quilt, and your happy oops is fantastic. If you hadn’t mentioned it wasn’t intentional I never would have known. xo

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