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Friday, April 1, 2011

Strip Quilt

This is my 1st time making a strip quilt! I saw one on a blog & thought it was adorable, so I had to try it!! I just want to say I AM NOT a sewer at ALL!! I do not have the patience or know how to sew at all. I will only take on a project I can finish in the same day. This was an 8 hour quilt. It was literally hot off the press, when I gave it to my friend at her baby shower tonight. I got up at 8:30 am this morning & started in & finished it at 4:30 pm, just enough time to wrap it get ready & be at the shower at 6:30 quilt in hand! :) phew!


 My friend is adopting from Ethiopia, Africa. So I cut out & ironed on Africa & cut out & ironed on Ethiopia on top. Then sewed around them w/my machine. I did the little bows instead of quilting it.
I kind of did a make shift binding or boarder. I just made the bottom 2 inches bigger then the top & folded it 2x to make the boarder & played w/the corners until I liked them. This is proof if I can make a quilt certainly anyone can make a quilt. This one is small, it's meant for carying around like a "special" blanket & sleeping with it. It's like a big doll size quilt.

I'm liking up to these parties...


4 comments:

Monica said...

Super quilt... so very pretty. Such awesome colours as well. Good luck with the parties.

xxx Monica

Sarah said...

So adorable Chrystie, I love it!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Wow...i'm sure you're lying about not being able to sew, haha...now me, i REALLY don't know how to sew. ;)

Your little blanket is adorable, it turned out really great, what a lucky friend! :)

I was just thinking about you the other day (not in a weird way, tee hee), thinking i haven't seen you in a while, and then you link up! I also wanted to let you know that i've changed my comment form so that it doesn't leave the page one is trying to comment on, so i've now made it a pop-up comment form thingy - now you should be able to comment on my blog too! :)

Chrystie said...

Ok, I SWEAR I am not lying about not knowing how to sew! I took 1 class 2 years ago when my Mother-in-law surprized me w/a sewing machine for Christmas. I had to take a class to learn how to thread my machine & use it. Since then I've only used it a handful of times, seriously! I've made like 3 baby size quilts, 4 counting the stip quilt & 5 pillows. Other then that I've only use it a few times to sew on a scrapbook page. No lie, I totally don't know what I'm doing!! That's my point, if I can make this, anyone can! I totally winged it w/no idea how to do it. :)