I know, it's taken a really looooong time, but I've
finally did something crafty. Remember this little
guy that I blogged about in my last post, well I read
about a fundraiser that they are doing for him and
really wanted to contribute something.
I've had this fabric forever. I bought it to make a
scripture bag for a girl that babysits for me. Well, I
waited too long and now I think this fabric is a little too
juvenile for her. But it worked perfectly for this quilt.
I love how people put a little strip from the
front onto the back so of course I copied it. You
can't see it very well, but there is some rows with
ric rac also (I love ric rac).
Have you ever really wanted to be good
at something, but no matter what you
just were not. Well, that is how I feel when
it comes to stippling. I took a class on free hand
quilting on the sewing machine, but I just can seem
to get stippling down. It probably doesn't help
that I'm a nervous wreck the whole entire time.
I got it off in the mail yesterday so hopefully
it will raise a little money for this sweet little boy.
Reading their story has made me want to better
mother. It's hard to complain about your kids being
little stinkers when this mother would do anything
just to see her baby be healthy enough to play.
I'm not gonna lie though. I am looking forward
to school starting next week. I know I will be sad
when next Monday comes, but my kids are so
excited and I'm ready to have more of a schedule
By the way this quilt was super simple.
I had 8 or 9 coordinating pieces of fabric and
I just cut a bunch of different size strips I'd say
between 2 and 4 1/2 inches wide. The finished quilt
is about 40 x 40 and the strip on the back is
about 4 inches wide. It was so fun to
make I even bought some more fabric so make
Oh and if any of you quilters out there have
some advice for stippling I would gladly take it.