I had this wonderful little flower print in my stash that I think went perfectly with it.
I was so happy when I got it finished and was ready to wrap it when I remembered this wonderful Easy Peasy Backpack Tutorial. I was so excited with the idea and to be done before deadline that I got carried away with myself. I really need to slow down.
See the little mishap in the photo. Should have been through the loop.
The big problem was that the tutorial calls for knotting the ends of the strap strips. I like mine nicely sewn together better than tied. It would have been so much easier to untie a knot. Oh well. Ripper and I had a lovely chat while undoing a few stitches.
Here is the quilt all wrapped up and ready to go. I am really happy with the outcome and I am pretty sure she will be happy too.
This week at our quild meeting we had a mini class on making the Mile A Minute Quilt. It's the quilt where you use your small scraps to make blocks and then you make them into a quilt. This version is when you use a long strip of fabric as a starting point to speed up the process. It works quite well.
Here a couple of the blocks I made during the meeting. I am currently participating in the Scrap Vortex QAL with AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts. Her blocks are similar so I didn't want to make more of this new version at this time.
I used the blocks I made at the guild meeting to make a couple of place mats. I just knew if I didn't use them for something immediately I would toss them in a baggy and they would sit there forever.
I'm really thrilled with how they turned out.
Just an update on Nettie, she has made herself at home. A picture is worth a thousand words.
We gave her the recliner but she apparently felt she deserved bigger and better. She has not only taken over the love seat but the quilt as well.