Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Eliza's timing was wonderful.
I'd completely had it with my third trimester! My poor hubbie- every other word that came out of my mouth was something mean and snappy towards him. All I wanted to do was nap. And its so nice to have use of my mid-section again.
But if she'd come one day earlier she wouldn't have had a baby quilt to come home from the hospital with. Monday night I finished the binding on this quilt and in the middle of the night Tuesday (early Wed) my water broke. She must have known that the quilt was ready and it was time to be born!
I LOVE how this quilt turned out. These are the fabrics I used. Lots of strawberries and pink.
And of course, my wonderful mom came and spent a week with us to help ease the transition from 2 to 3 kids. She brought a beautiful quilt too. Isn't it so lovely in its pale, purpley-ness
Monday, June 21, 2010
This was inspired by philistine made on flickr. If you haven't checked out flickr lately- run over there right now and prepare to be inspired! Philistine made is one of my favs! I'm always impressed with her fresh color choices.
I wanted to keep my colors summery so I stuck to aquas/lighter blues, pinks, oranges, yellows/golds, grassy and lighter greens and a little brown.
This has been such a fun quilt to work on. I'm such a scrappy quilter at heart. The more fabrics in a quilt, the more fun they are to make!
I plan to have this one (the top atleast) finished in the next month before the baby comes.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
And this one is for the girls in my family. Big Sister, Little Sister and Me. :)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Kristin was kind enough to share some fabric (Heather Bailey and Anna Maria Horner) she had. Each of us had to use the inspiration fabric and come up with some modern blocks.
Let me tell you, I STRUGGLED with this one! I don't usually use such large scale fabrics and one person's definition of modern may differ from another's. The large scale fabrics made me even more worried about coming up with a design that would work as just one block in a sampler type quilt.
Anyway, I ended up making a few different blocks and then just sending them off hoping nobody hated me after the exchange.
I actually started with the snail's trail (below) type block. But I got tired of making those and started making the square in a square type ones above. Which do you like better? I think in the end. I like the snail's trail one.
Here is the picture Kristin posted on her blog showing all the blocks after the exchange. See what I mean about one person's definition of modern being different from anothers? There so much variety here! (By the way, my block is the first one on the second row here.)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This was a fun quilt to make but really the biggest accomplishment is that my 3 year old will finally sleep under covers with her new quilt!