“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Art Gallery Quilt
I have had an art gallery sugar charm pack for quite some time. In the interest of not taking everyone to the fabric store, and using stuff from my stash, I have been really focusing on easy projects I can quickly do. I love to sew and it relaxes me greatly, but it's summer and I have all these kids to play with, so in order to have the best of both worlds, easy and fast projects are the way to go. I have a small quilt I made about seven years ago for my oldest. It is the perfect size to fit in the pack and play, or to lay a small baby on. I decided I wanted another for Tessa, and this charm pack was perfect. I also added some hot pink minkee. My niece has a blanket with textures that she loves, so I thought maybe Tessa would like that too.
I really only had a little minkee, so it is just in the middle. The fabrics are bright and cheery and the whole quilt measures 35" square.
I quilted an all over stipple. I love the back, I almost considered making it into a bag instead. I only had a yard, so not much is left over. I had a stripe for the binding and decided to do it on the bias just to be sure I remembered how. Sometimes when you don't use a skill you lose it, and I could tell I hadn't made bias binding in a long time. But I love stripes on the bias, it really makes a difference.
Gratuitous baby shot, she wasn't thrilled about being on the wood floor I don't think.