Monday, March 28, 2016

I Did A Bad Thing

Here I've been yammering on about the need to finish the king-sized bed quilt I've been working on for way too long.  So what happened?
  
Although I found myself with some time in my quilt room, I got side-tracked.

While searching for something, I came upon this small piece that I originally made to teach myself how to do string piecing.  After constructing the nine string blocks, I decided I wasn't too crazy about the process, but thought the blocks would make a good center for a baby quilt.  When the size of the quilt reached approximately 30" x 30", I put it away and never did finish it.

For some reason, I felt compelled to do so last week when it once again appeared and I heard a scolding voice telling me to finish it up and be done with it.

So that's what I did.


As I say, it's small, measuring just under 30" square.

The wide beige inner border is made up of a lighter background with darker beige stars on it.


I used a light-weight, nice flannel for the backing and cotton batting for the middle.  I machine quilted it using simple, horizontal lines of various decorative stitching.


This gives a better idea of the color of the blue backing.



I don't think my machine's decorative stitches were meant to be used with a walking foot or to quilt together three layers of material.  All of it is not perfect.


Now that this little quilt is finally finished, I'd like to offer it as a giveaway to one of you readers who might be interested in it.


The colors are a smidge wild, but that would be good stimulation for baby's developing eyes, right?  The flannel backing will insure it's nice and cozy even though it is a lighter weight quilt.

This is in no way a keepsake to be treasured as a family heirloom (that's for sure), but it might be useful to keep in the car to tuck around baby in his or her car seat.  Or give it to a toddler to drag around and wrap their dollies in.  Or use it as a table topper on Halloween.  Or hang it by the back door to scare off unwelcome visitors.

All kidding aside, I'm offering it as a giveaway to any of you who would like to have your name entered in the hat for a chance to have it.

I'll close the entries around 9 p.m. on Thursday night, March 31st, and announce the winner sometime on Friday, April 1st.  (No April Fool's Day pranks will be involved.)

Soooo . . . by me being a bad girl and not doing what I perhaps should have been doing in my quilt room, I finished this little quilt (which did feel good) and made it possible for a small giveaway here on my blog.   Anyone interested?

26 comments:

Dawn McHugh said...

Well you got another UFO finished well done its lovely :-)
I hope someone will appreciate the work you have put into it :-)

Mama Pea said...

Dawn - Thanks, Dawn. Your comments are always very complimentary and sweet.

Kathy said...

I can always use a cute extra small quilt around my house. Please put my name in the hat. My little grandsons will love it.

Mama Pea said...

Kathy - Thanks for entering the drawing. Your name is in the hat!

Kim said...

Finishing items always feels so good. ANd this one is adorable. You did a great job. Throw my name in the hat please!

Mama Pea said...

Kim - You're very kind with your compliments. I'll put your name in the hat with pleasure!

Angela said...

Oh my I think it is adorable! I have a 2 month old grandson who I know would love it!

Sandy said...

Mama Pea,

Live you, I've been making small blankets/Afghans out of yarn. I'm sure someone will be truly happy to received this gorgeous gift.

Anonymous said...

Please add my name to the drawing....I LOVE all the colors and I am currently babysitting TWO little grandsons, one is 2 years old, the other is just 4 months old. Grandma can use it for the little darlings naps! Thanks, from the Goatlover

Anonymous said...

P.S., My REAL name is Darlene Dollins, not Goatlover!

fivegirls said...

WOuld love the little blanket-have lots of grandbabes visiting which could use it. Put me in the hat!
karen (pitmankl@hotmail.com)

Kristina said...

Oh my gosh, please put me in. My younger brother and wife are expecting. That would make the best gift to them. Then again, two more are due on Hubby's side of the family too. I love the bright colors! Beautiful!

Susan said...

So, it's actually a GOOD bad thing? There are no babies in my world, but I had to chime in and say it's lovely!

Mama Pea said...

Angela - I just thought that it's probably about the right size to take along in a diaper bag to spread on a surface for changing. Another idea of a use for it! :o]

Mama Pea said...

Sandy - I hope so!

Mama Pea said...

Hi, DarleneDollinsGoatlover! :o} Your name is in the hat!

Mama Pea said...

Karen - Lots of grandbabes? Lucky you! You're entered!

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - You've got little babes coming all over your family! I'll add your name.

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Are you sure you don't want a chance to win it? You could wrap Pepperoni in it like a little burrito!

Robin Williams said...

Me, Me! I want it. My grandmothers and my mother-in-law have quilted for years. You should see all I have at my house, but I needlepoint!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I love the colours in your quilt and it reminds me of God's Eye mobiles. I have no reason to put my name in, my grandsons are beyond nappy changing. It would be lovely as a picnic table cover though, so please include me.

Mama Pea said...

Robin - I've always thought needlepoint was an "elegant" art. Took a class to learn how once and did like it, but knitting and quilting seem to top it for me at least.

Your name is in the proverbial hat!

Mama Pea said...

Alcea Rosea - Ha, I do see what you say about the God's Eye mobiles. Interesting! I think we all see something different when we look at quilts.

Lisa said...

No need to put my name in the hat, I just wanted to chime in and say it is such a pretty quilt! You have a talent for putting colors together and love how you quilted it with decorative stitches. :)

Mama Pea said...

Many thanks for your kind words, Lisa!

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for drawing my name. I can't wait to see it in person. It's very nice in pics.