Thursday, April 16, 2009

Some more ramblings, and a finish.

I was working on a purple and green flannel baby quilt ( a version of THIS Christmas quilt that I made for my son). But I tried so many new techniques while making the purple and green quilt ~ not to mention the fact that the purple and green flannel I was making it from is prone to... ahem... flexible sizing, shall we say!

Well, in the end, it really wasn't something to send off as a gift. So I'm going to keep it and finish it off for the practice, trying out new techniques on each square.

Instead, Baby Gabriella will be getting this simple Quilt as you go Flannel stripe quilt.

It really wasn't what I was planning, but I simply can't wait any longer. I'm sure my cousin will be happy with it.

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One of my readers asked me why I put stuff up on my blog that turns out so terrible. Good question! But the answer is simple really. If I only put shared and talked about my successes, I'd have precious little to say. That and I really learn well by failure, its a great learning tool.

I have, for example, learned that stuffed animals are really not my strength!

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Ricky Tims shared this link with me and it's so wonderful, I wanted to share it with you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY

It's not quilt related, but this was such a shock and a 'feel-good' moment, that I had to watch it twice, with tears in my eyes!

9 comments:

whoopdedoo_5 said...

I have never seen anything on your blog that looks terrible...I love all this stuff! This quilt is really cute also! it looks super comfy and warm!

Jan said...

Sometimes the things you arent happy with ,are loved by others ,That will be lovely for Baby Gabriella ,Im sure ..love Jan xx

Jan said...

PS. I dont think we have heard the last of this wee Sots Lassie do you ?what a voice ..love again Jan xx

True Blue Nana said...

You are so right, I learn much more from my mistakes than for the few things I get right.

audreypawdrey said...

I have enjoyed everything you have posted! I think we can all learn by each other's mistakes which is why I am glad that you share yours. Plus, it helps to know that I am not the only one doing silly things.:)

The baby quilt is lovely. I know she will enjoy it!

wonderwoman said...

that is a lovely quilt and i'm sure will be well loved - i think all your quilts are beautiful!

xxxx

Libby said...

Um hope that reader asked nicely??

Love the baby quilt - honestly it looks so soft and cuddly that it makes me want to take a nap :)

Nanci said...

And the look on Simon's face! Priceless. Yes, hopefully she is a great success. surely will be in Europe, don't know about over here...but we love her don't we?
Yeah, keep giving us the poopy stuff you do....makes me know how really yucky I can be...keep it up.

Micki said...

I am sure that the quilt will be loved and appreciated.
Micki