(a little quilt, a little nature, and a little give-away reminder)
QUILT: My latest completion is a strippy baby/toddler-sized quilt.
If you read Mary’s (Heartstrings) blog, I’m sure you’re thinking you’ve seen this quilt before — and you have! Mary generously offers many free patterns on her blog, including this one (look about halfway down her list on the left — this one is “Quick Strippie”).
This is such a cute, easy, no-fabric-waste kind of pattern, I just couldn’t resist trying it out. Then when I was looking for a juvenile print focus fabric, I saw the same cute monkeys that Mary used, so of course I knew that green and rust would perfectly complement the monkeys. (what a copy–cat copy-monkey I am!)
I plan to make more of these quilts (I have a pink one with teddy bears sewn up, and fabric for one with puppies) so I can have some ready to wrap up in a big bow and gift to the new babies in our lives. Well, I guess that isn’t on my design wall since it’s done, but I hadn’t shown it to you yet. This Quick Strippie pattern is great for those cute children’s novelty prints. (It would also work great for a holiday/theme/seasonal quilt to throw over a banister or the back of a sofa. Hmmm….)
Sewing plans for the week:
> Finish my “quilt on a stick” for the Minnesota State Fair (I can show it to you next Monday)
> Do some catching up on my Farmer’s Wife Sampler blocks
> My Aunt Bert will be here in a couple of days, and I have two fun patterns (a bag and flip-flops) in mind for us to work on together. Doesn’t that sound like fun? And we might need to visit a couple of my favorite shops.
NATURE: The heat has taken its toll on the wild flowers behind us. This purple cone flower has seen better days, but I love how the purple is morphing into orange.
GIVE-AWAY: This is the last day for my give-away. If you haven’t already entered, click on the Monarch Butterfly at the top of my site to go directly to the give-away post. That is where your comment needs to be to count for the give-away. Comments on that post will be closed tonight, Monday, August 16th, at midnight CST.
Have a great, productive week, and to inspire you, pop on over to Judy Laquidara’s blog to see what other quilters are up to.