This afternoon I wanted to sew but my noggin wasn't up to thinking about much of anything, I think I am coming down with my boys "plague" and was just kinda happy to plunk myself in my big chair and stare at the big screen...for a while, boredom didn't take long to settle in. Despite my finest efforts it turns out I'm just not much of a sitter and before long I started scrounging around for a small project.
A long, long time ago I lugged home some of Tula Pinks line, The Birds & The Bees, in the form of a couple 6" charm packs and a jelly roll. They sat and sat, waiting for just the right project. To be honest, I had all but given up hope that they would ever actually get used. But today I dug them out, blew the dust off them and sewed my lil ole heart out; straight, fast and true. Simplicity at its finest.
The Enabler made a jelly roll quilt a while back that has nattered at me since to get in on some of that strippy action but my jelly roll had only 30 strips. Not enough. I needed a way to incorporate at least one of the charm packs to make a throw big enough for snuggin up with a dog or two. So I sliced the charm squares into 2.5" strips and randomly sewed them between the strings. And, when I say "randomly", I mean it. I put my 60 little 2.5x6" strips in a box and shook them up, tossed them around and then stirred them up some more. I put them between the strings as my hand pulled them out of the box...sometimes as a single brick, sometimes as doubles or triple bricks and I think there might even be the odd quadruple brick stitched into that ridiculously long strip. Then, in the ever-popular Jelly Roll Race fashion I whipped up a flimsy that measures approximately 50x60.
Now, if we can keep our highways dug out for a few days I just might get a trip up to Avonport Discount Fabrics to scrounge around for some backing fabrics. Rumor has it they've filled up the sale bins. Who could resist a little retail therapy after the crap load of misery Mother Nature has bestowed upon us? Certainly not I.
Linking up with Lorna over at Let's Bee Social