I was on a roll recently and finished a bunch of blankets. Part of what inspired me is that a friend asked for a baby blanket for a baby (gender unrevealed) whose shower would have the theme of outer space. A bit of a challenge, really. I made a girly blanket, a boyish blanket, and a neutral one. Wouldn't you know, she loved the neutral one, and I will say, it turned out nice even though some of the blocks are turned the wrong way and it drove me nuts. I found the perfect backing fabric from my recent flannel influx, which made me happy. And then I washed it…the color from the backing bled into the front. I can't believe it; in my mind it's ruined. There's a picture of before and after. The back was red, so now the front is sort of orangish. And the girly one? Blue bled into just one of the squares, so it almost looks like a batik square, but really, now – I know better (the picture is a before -- guess I didn't take an after). The boy one went perfectly according to plan, but it's the least impressive. Sigh. The first one below was a no pressure, all flannel row quilt, and of course it had no issues. Go figure!
How did I come up with this name for my blog?
I will never be recruited into the Quilting Police – I am not a perfectionist when it comes to quilting. I prefer my quilts done (not that I don't have plenty that are only partly done and many many more in the dream stages). I also like to get a deal on fabric, and I like to use up my fabric efficiently. I created this blog to show the method of my madness...
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