Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Isn't our puppy the cutest? She wanted to be in the picture...
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I was inspired by Bonnie's scrap quilts, especially her Blue Ridge Beauty. I love the scrappy nature of it but also the controlled palette of blue and beige. So I made my own. This quilt is important to be because it was my first attempt at a scrap quilt. Before this I had always chosen a pattern, then bought all the fabrics listed in the pattern. I wanted to make something that was less prescribed.
I had just gotten married and I wanted to make something for my mother-in-law. She loves blue so I knew she would like it. Of course, life happens, and I didn't finish it until the next Christmas after my daughter was born. Oops. She tells me now that she uses it when my father-in-law is away or when she is sick because she can feel the love that was put into it.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Next, here is my first purple block for Section 5 of Jane's Rainbow Swap. I am well on my way to finishing up the other 8 blocks so hopefully they will be in the mail before Easter. And finally, it seems like I'm not actually getting anything finished these days...so I am so happy that Jacquie has started the Spring to Finish project. I am hoping to get the following things finished this spring:
- Stacked Coin Pink Baby Quilt - finish stippling & bind
- Wonky Log Cabins - make back, quilt & bind
- Wedding quilt for my sister - backing, quilt & bind (I'm using a quilt top that I made almost 4 years ago, it is big, scrappy and I think it will be beautiful)
Hopefully Jacquie's project will give me the inspiration I need to actually finish a few things. And maybe then I can start two new projects that I've been collecting fabric for: a Amy Butler quilt for me and a Heather Ross quilt for my friend Jess!