|Mile 61(ish) of the Richardson Highway|
Way back in 2013 I had purchased fabric for a Pinterest project that I started and didn't finish. The quilt shop cut it into 2 1/2 inch strips, as per the instructions. I got as far as ironing them folded in half and sewing some of them. Then, nothing...
The fabric came with us to Alaska, and I decided that the best way to use it was to take out the stitching and iron the strips flat make a Jelly Roll Race quilt top.
Once the quilt top was finished and I was looking for fabric to use as a backing, I pulled fabric that I had purchased at Joann's. Usually I don't just buy fabric, I usually have a plan if I'm buying fabric. But I liked the vintage look and I really like sheet music, so purchased 2 yards. Lucky I did, so that I would have it for a backing.
|hanging on our (empty) woodshed|
As I was making my sister's Meow or Never Quilt, I was implementing the Leader/Ender process, which I had learned about on my aunt Loretta's blog, and you can read about here. By sewing pieces of fabric together as I was in between Meow or Never sewing, I was able to quickly and easily sew up this one! In fact, I had the quilt top pieced by the beginning of April!
After the top was made, I thought it would be super cute with some doilies added. There's a quilt on Pinterest, all gray with white doilies, that I LOVE. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to add doilies (decor from our wedding) to the Little Prairie Rose Quilt.
Well, the fabric reminds me of Little House on the Prairie, it has roses in it, and one of the song titles on the backing fabric is "The Meaning of a Rose." Hence the quilt name, Little Prairie Rose. :-)
The Little Prairie Rose Quilt is my fifth quilty finish of 2017.
And here's something I've never done before... I'm going to try to sell this quilt... I got some pricing advice from a local quilting friend who sells her quilts. Now I just have to be gutsy enough to try...
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