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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Putting together the preassembled

On Superbowl Sunday weekend I had the good fortune of stumbling onto a mystery bag of fabric at the thrift shop that contained all of the precut and partially sewn fabric for a patriotic quilt. At first I thought I had a completed binding but when it turned out to be 70+ inches for a fabric strip quilt, I quickly went to work. My daughter helped me measure the strips while we sort of watched/listened to the football game.

The strips for the borders and binding were also precut. The Mr. really likes this flimsy, it does seem to be more masculine than feminine. What is nice it is outside of what I would normally pick in fabric - colorful, floral and girly. 

I had never had so much fun putting a quilt top together, more than half the work had already been done. I can see why quilters buy kits.

One of the ladies here at work is expecting a baby - that gives me an excuse to do another crib quilt. I might try a different pattern this time. I already know I am going to use the Tigger strips from my newly-found fabric of this past weekend. Since she and her husband do not want to know the sex of the baby, I need to keep it neutral (no Hello Kitty for this one).

I also splurged and bought my first jelly roll from a retailer. Around the first of the month, I visit all of the retailers that participate in the fabshophop, fabric retailers that offer prizes when you find the hop shop "bunny." It is a good way to see new fabric offerings and hopefully win prizes (not a sponsored post). I spotted a jelly roll that will provide a perfect finish for my vintage fabric quilt I have in the pre-basting stage.  

Blog challenge news - It remains to be seen whether I will participate in the AtoZ Challenge this April. The rules have changed, it appears the Team want to rely more on social media posts, rather than a master list on the website. I understand their reticence about the master list which topped over 2,000 participants last year but it is my main source of finding new blogs AND how others find me long after the challenge ends.

Linking up with Lorna at sewfreshquilts
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