Thursday, November 29, 2012

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

How's that for a opener? This is month end, and fr some people that means payday, for others it is month end accounting...but for some of us, it is time to finish up our Schnibbles and get her ready for PARADE DAY!
This month's Project is a Carrie Nelson Little Bite pattern. She goes by the name of DROP.
Sue was really on the ball and had the better part of her project done early in the month. She made the larger version with the cornerstones out of a French General collection.

French General fabrics and Carrie Nelson patterns...a winning combination.

I on the other hand was facing the end of the month and needed to make not just one but two bed quilts for Christmas gifts. They had to be ready to go to the long arm quilter before I headed to Ontario again. After spending almost every available minute getting the two quilt tops ready, there was not much time left for my parade entry. I chose to go with the smallest of the three versions on the pattern cover.

She is not perfect (but who among us is?) and she sure is little ...she has 104 pieces and measures in at approximately 10" x 12". She is not quilted yet, because she is not sure what she wants to be when she grows up...we have considered a few options...

Here she is in Mr. O's arm chair and she is certainly to small to be a lap quilt...

She isn't big enough to cover even my smallest cushion...

She is at that awkward size where she is too big to be a mug rug, but not big enough to be a placemat.

She is strongly considering becoming a zippered cosmetic bag and I am encouraging her in that direction. What do you think? Any other suggestions for Drop's future?
When you are that little it is so hard to decide just what you want to be when you grow up...but with a little guidance, I'm sure she'll turn out ok.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!


HollyM said...

I definitely like the bag idea. It seems to fit the pattern.

JoAnne said...

This is awesome. I love the French General version. I did the exact same layout, changing from a 25 block square to a 24 block runner with the sashing. Yours, though, is going to make an adorable bag. What fun!

Anonymous said...

I think that Drop wants to be a bag....and I promise that when you get home I'll help with the construction techniques [just not over the phone - lol!] You are coming home aren't you????


Sinta Renee said...

I love this little audition of Drop. Any of them would be perfect. Your mini Drop is really sweet! Wonderful to see what you made.

Michele said...

Great job Sue and Wendy! They are both adorable :-) I think the cosmetic bag choice would be great!

Barb Gibney said...

yes Sis...I must agree. Little Drop should definately become a cute little cosmetic bag that can just "drop" on to my lap March 22nd! how's that for a hint? Love them both..Sue, what a fabulous choice of colours! Love it!