I wasn’t smiling earlier

I’d like to blame Mom but it was my poor memory that caused my problems today. I pulled a top of hers to quilt and found the backing wasn’t pieced, went upstairs to piece it, loaded it and the batting and it was too SMALL for the quilt.

By this point I’m thinking that wasn’t the backing but I can’t find anything else here so I call Mom and she thinks I told her I’d make a backing from my stash for it. I think this top has been here too long when I can’t remember a detail like that but I’m sure she’s right.

I figure it’s not a big problem, I’ll just pull a smaller HeartStrings top and use the backing since its already loaded….only I don’t have any small ones here. I don’t have any tops here small enough.

So up to the sewing room to make a Quick Strippie. One hour and 10 minutes from start to finish including the cutting and it’s so cute that I’m smiling now!

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It won’t get quilted until tomorrow because I’ve got one I’m going to sit and bind this evening.

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16 Responses to “I wasn’t smiling earlier”

  • Cyndi Holguin:

    I sure hate when that happens I especially hate that it is happening more often now a days. I love the stripie quilt. I think I will work on one tomorrow just to get into the swing of things again. Love your work.

  • I’m smiling because I have company with my memory. Your top is beautiful. It shows that everything doesn’t need to be complicated and hours of piecing to have a very nice quilt top. Thanks for sharing. Keep smiling!!

  • Laurie:

    That quilt is way too cute! I might have to look through my stash for a baby quilt I need to make! Adorable!
    Laurie

  • At least you made some pretty lemonade from your lemons. That will make a very nice backing.

  • Lori in Tucson:

    Oh, Mary, that strippie top is just darling!!! So clever of you to come up with it.

  • Your dinosaur Quick Strippie is so cute.
    Mother decided she wanted to start a purple Quick Strippie for my sister this evening. We pulled some purple fabrics from her stash and cut it out. It’s ready for her to start piecing tomorrow. This will be the third one she has pieced :D

  • Wow…great strippy and so quick…that fabric is so cute darn!

    Best Wishes
    Kay in Scotland

  • nikki:

    I do love your choices in fabric. That one is adorable! I am off tomorrow to pick up my machine. Can’t wait to get back sewing. I might have to try a strippie soon.

  • Holly:

    I absolutely love what you did with that striped fabric! That’s GREAT!

  • Kristy Wilkinson:

    I love the animal print! What a darling back. You could turn over the quilt and use this as a front too! Glad you found a solution. K-

  • Flatlander (Linda):

    Adorable quilt and clever backing solution. I am in awe … as always!

  • Char:

    That’s adorable, I love it!

  • Love the end result. That fabric is so cute!! I am mailing my lime green Heart String top to you today. I thought I had a back for it, but realized when I was packing it that I did not. I must have used it for something else recently. But I wanted to at least get that top to you.

  • Sue:

    It really is so cute, no wonder you’re smiling now!

  • Peggy:

    Love this quilt, the stripe is just the fabric choice for this quilt.

  • I really like those prints, very cute. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Keith, and Chesty!

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