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