Love how it turned out. Because of the quilter's grid, it's really sturdy, so it's become a picnic quilt. And I do believe it's going up to 70 today! Pass the potato chips!
This next guy I'm calling the Andrea's Basement Quilt. My SIL has been doing some serious house purging lately, in anticipation of the arrival of a little one. A furry little one. She's getting a puppy! On a recent de-stashing, she gifted me with a bag of fabric. This little dino panel was in the stash. So I whipped it up into a small quilt. This will go to Early Head Start.
Do you have plans for the next few quilts you want to make? I do. But every so often, one will jump the line. It seems like the Granny Square quilt is the latest darling of the flickr quilting community. I like the look, but wasn't planning to make it. But then, I saw that someone was making it in fruit an vegetable fabric. I've had some small cuts, like 6 " x 7" cuts, of produce fabric in my stash forever! Granny, here I come!
If you're interested, there's a QAL going on over on flickr. I deviated slightly, and made my blocks 3" instead of 2.5, so I could eat up every bit of my fruits and veggies. I had to supplement a bit. Up close, the green/stripey fabric kind of looks like watermelon rind. I also used the hst/qst method for the setting triangles instead of the original tutorial that has you use all squares and then lop them off. Didn't want all that exposed biased on the edges. (you can read more about this here.)I think this will finish around 40", so it will probably end up as a table topper in the kitchen.
Let's see. I finished about 10 squares in my String a Day quilt. I'm really liking it! I tend to make my block first thing in the morning (right after coffee and journaling.) It's a nice warm up if I'm going to do more sewing and gets my day off to a good creative start.
In knitting news, I've finished three preemie hats (we call the Tiny Toppers!) I got all fancy with this one and made a pom pom. Still trying to resist the knitting bug. Katie wants a hat, so I'll make that, but then no more. I meet with my knitting group (what, I'm in a knitting group? didn't I just say I was resisting?) once a week at Wegmans (yup, the grocery store, with a lovely cafe upstairs. Do you have Wegmans near you? We'll talk about that one day!) and find I can knit and watch tv, but that's all the time I'm allotting to it!
That's about it for now. Check back tomorrow for a tutorial, guest blogging and a giveaway!!