Saturday, September 26, 2009

another finish!

Here's a baby quilt....finished!
I began with 5" squares and 2 1/2" strips.
Thanks to Amanda Jean for the inspiration.

I bought these fat quarters a long time ago.
Don't know who designed the fabric...
but I know I like them.

All those "sort of" solids were in my stash.
I REALLY didn't have to go to the store for this one.
Then I finished the top.
I DID NOT have a piece of fabric big enough for the backing!
Most of the time I buy 1 yard pieces or less...
and 1 yard was NOT going to do it!

I don't like doing extra work.
I like finishing the quilt REAL QUICK when the top is done.
I knew I could piece the back...
but I didn't want to.
and I didn't want to...
and then
I DID IT!
Looking back..I know it took me
LESS TIME to piece the back
than to go to the store and get a bigger piece of fabric.
Aren't you proud of me for restraining myself and
not making that drive to BUY some?
I also am DREAMING some little boy will be
driving his cars on the back of that
someday!
Next time, I thought I might even make it
LOOK more like a road.
Wouldn't that be FUN?


And today I added this to my growing collection.
I wanted to experiment with flowers.
I have TONS of scraps.
Isn't it cute?




Love those pinks!






Here it is...
I am now a
COLLECTOR! :)

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your finished, very cute quilt; good for you piecing the backing instead of shopping for more fabric! I usually buy yards of discounted fabric for backings, but sometimes I have to piece it anyway. No so fond of that eiter.

    The pin cushion is lovely and a nice addition to your collection:-)

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  2. Adorable quilt, adorable pieced backing, (yet another) adorable pincushion. I'm going to stop reading your blog; you put me to shame.

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  3. The baby quilt it's so cute! and you have a beautifull collection of pincushions.
    Manuela

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  4. Love the quilt. I sometimes piece my back; but, don't find it fun. Love you collection.

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  5. Beth, very cute back! I'm glad you didn't head to the quilt shop to buy! It definitely gives it charm! Love the flowery pin cushion!

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  6. I'm pretty sure that fabric is by Amy Schimler for Kaufman. The quilt came out darling! I love the back. Love your new pin cushion, too.

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  7. Very nice, I like the back as well as the front; it could be a quilt in itself! Great job, I'm trying to avoid the fabric stores too, and your flower from scraps is adorable!

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