I love stripes. No, I ADORE stripes. Of all kinds. All colors, Fat, thin, varied, monotone. You name it, and I want it. I don’t usually have a lot in my stash, though. I buy it specifically for a project and then buy solids around it. I was at HobbyLobby this week, shopping for a baby quilt. The client wants trucks. Would you believe, NO trucks??? Hmm, what to do! Find a cool border and applique on a simple backdrop, right??! Sure! So I found a (wanna guess?) STRIPE!! It was perfect. Found a few other colors to blend with it. Wanna see? SURE you do!!
Then, inspiration hit. In the form of another stripe!! It was PERFECT!! Pink enough for a brand new baby girl, yet not so pink that her mommy would hate it! And then I remembered a pattern I’d seen at the local guild meeting. (Contraband Quilters, for you local gals!) Yup, that is it!! It’s by the Texas quilter, Dot Collins. I need to find her site and make sure it gets on my blog.
And using ONLY this fabric, some fancy cutting, and an applique, I made THIS!!
And since this came out so good, I’m redoing the other stripe plan. yup! Same idea. I think it’ll work out really well. I’m done with the blocks already. I hope to have the whole thing done before the weekend is out. We’ll see. Family things to do, too!!
Oh, and i also bought this stuff. I’ll get to that another day!
peace and pieces,