I made a quick fall quilt for my mom’s birthday using more chicken fabric. It’s 38″ x 38″, which is lap quilt size or good for the dogs on the couch. The whole thing took under five hours, and I got to listen to a Sharks game for a lot of it. It’s the first time I’ve done not stitch-in-the-ditch quilting, which clearly can use some work if I’m going to attempt straight lines.
I made tote bag #3 using hideous leftover chicken flannel that was the backing for a quilt I made my mother using only fabric that had chickens on it. The inside is a yellow stripe from a fall apron swap last year. For perspective, I’m including a picture of it next to a half gallon of milk. Two of these next to each other would just fit inside. I filled the bag with random food from the fridge, it’s not stiff and wouldn’t stand up on its own.
I made my mom another quilt for Mothers Day this year. As usual there are pictures on the camera that haven’t made it onto my computer yet two months later. Luckily she sent me a couple pictures which I have added to my new Picasa completed projects album. While adding pictures to it I said, “Holy crap check it out I’ve made some really pretty quilts!” How did I find the patience to piece together the baby quilt for Oliver? It’s made with – no joke – 18 billion tiny pieces of fabric. It’s inspirational. I am motivated to go buy batting for my current project that keeps moving around the living room, from chair to couch to sewing table: a quilt top that’s pieced and needs a border.