I decided on this pattern I found online. The tutorial is available as a free download HERE.
It took a while to lay out the strips in an order I liked. Naturally, once I started sewing I rearranged (and rearranged!) and then ripped out seams and rearranged again! (Ummm, this wasn't the first time I've ever done that.)
There is nothing more boring than sewing long strips together .....
..... unless it's ironing those seams open!
And there is nothing more frustrating than running out of bobbin thread and sewing for 40 inches without being aware of it .....
..... unless it's wearing a sweater that day and being covered with lint from those pinked edges on your pre-cuts!
I appliquéd the flower petals too far apart so I just added another smaller row. I actually like the double row of petals better.
Now, it's basted and ready to quilt. We've had some pretty cold weather lately so I'm happy to have some hand-quilting to do in front of the fire (and the TV....)
This will be the first of several quilts I plan to make and set aside for future great-nieces/nephews. I have lots of nieces and nephews ranging in age from 45 all the way down to 16, and the youngest six don't have little ones yet. That's not even including future great-grands!
It looks like I have some serious quilting to get done.
I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Can I get a Whoop Whoop?