I seem to recall reading somewhere that when you are trying to get things done – like goals and that sort of thing – to go for the ‘low hanging branches’. For example, if you’re trying to pay off credit cards – first pay off the ones with the small balances and then put what you would be paying on those small cards onto the BIG cards. I think that will work with my unfinished projects – or at least that’s what I’m going to do this week.
With that in mind – instead of putting my New York Beauty up on my design wall, I put up this postage stamp quilt. This has been designated as the BACK of Sutton’s quilt. Sutton is the newest member of the family (well, him and his mom Brooke are the newest members of the family). Brooke already received a quilt but Sutton hasn’t.
I’ve got it on good authority that he’s into Cowboys and Rodeos. Sometimes, you just have to switch things around a bit…..who says that the front of the quilt can’t be just a hunk or two of really cool fabric? Who says it’s the front of the quilt that is more appealing to the recipient? I’ve sourced some cool rodeo fabric for the front of the quilt. I’m just about certain that Sutton will like it better than the postage stamp ‘back’. (I actually might add some of the rodeo fabric to the ‘back’ to make it a little bit bigger…..right now it’s about 45×60 which is good for a 6 year old but might be a little small for a growing boy.)
So, here it is sewn together. Low hanging branches – or fruit or whatever the saying is……
And here are the 3 fabrics I’m going to use for the ‘front’. From the Windham Round em Up Rodeo line. It has been ordered and will be waiting for me to sew together and FMQ when I arrive in South Dakota later this year (let’s just hope Pfaffy is up and ready to run when I arrive!).