Among other things, I don't have the strength to revisit my other crazy ideas right now, I decided last week that I needed to make my 12-year-old nephew a quilt for Christmas. It started with this fabric pull from my stash. I love that he and I share the same favorite color - Blue! And I added some hits of orange. Just for fun.
Following this YouTube Tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company I cut and stitched a lot of strips.
Thank goodness I had a Maritime Modern Quilt Guild Sew In to go to this past Saturday. A solid day of sewing was just what I needed to get this project kicked into gear.
When I got home I promptly threw the blocks up on the design wall and officially fell in love! Scrappy, scrappy goodness I tell you!
I ended up with four rows for the quilt top. I laid those out and cut strips of batting to match, leaving a good inch on all sides. Off to the machine I went, and that long strip was so much easier to maneuver than a whole quilt.
I am going with Walking Foot wavy lines again. Since I did these lines on Volume, I am a tad obsessed. These lines are a lot less dense than my previous attempt, I like it.
Once the quilting was done, I trimmed up the batting. Three more strips to go!
So, that's my bit of crazy for today. Stick around, there is lots more to come!
Are you one of my people? Do you all of a sudden have cravings to make your Christmas gifts? Tell me everything!
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