Yes, I made some Valentine’s Day Pillow covers last year… but I hate those now and they are dead to me. Time for some new ones!
Aren’t they cute? Felts letters appliqued onto a very lightweight denim. Inspired by this wood carving.
The color of the year is Tangerine Tango, according to Pantone.
In celebration of inspiration, there’s a Tangerine Tango Quilt Competition gearing up on flickr. I really love participating in quilt challenges, and I’m intrigued by this bright orange shade, so I’ve decided to participate! Wish me luck.
For now I can tell you the quilt will be called “Patti Page”…
Everyone got spoiled for Christmas. Greg and I were lucky enough to recieve iPads from his parents (!!!!!) and my mom got a Kindle Fire as a gift from my dad. So I whipped us all up some electronics cases using this tutorial from one shabby chick! I changed the measurements for my mom’s Fire – and I wish I could tell you the measurements I used, but that information is now in my brain’s trash bin (had to make room for remembering-where-every-dinosaur-in-the-house-is).
Greg’s case features an iron-on Star Wars decal. Mine uses one of my absolute new favorite prints from Fasset, and also some black cording, which I used for the very first time.
My mom just made an awesome under-the-sea quilt using some batiks, so I reflected this latest passion in her case.
I hope everyone reading this gets a little spoiled today!
I’m working on a very non-modern quilt for my husband’s grandfather, Pa. He turns 90 at the end of February and is such an inspiration. He still lives in his own house, drives his car, and cooks his meals. He is also the sweetest man, who just loves family and especially babies.
So for this very special birthday I am making him a very special patchwork quilt which will represent each year of his life, and am embroidering squares commemorating major events. I’ll then applique the squares on to the blanket. I could have embroidered the quilt-top directly, but I like the idea of having these blocks pop-out with the ivory squares.
Anyway, at first I was frustrated with the imperfect nature of my embroidery skills, but then I remembered that I’m doing this by hand rather than machine
because I am crazy because I want this blanket to look hand-made. Sure I could use the embroidery function on my sewing machine, but then it’d look like a computer made this blanket. And since I hope this will become an heirloom, I want whoever touches this quilt to know it was made with lots and lots of love. Because it is.
Feeling inspired by Mr. Still today…
It’s been a big year – Gave birth to Henry who is now 9 months old. Got a new client for work. Moved Lloyd into a twin bed and got him well on his way to being potty-trained.
We surely hope 2012 will bring many wonderful things for us. Henry walking, talking, running? Lloyd in preschool and making friends? And hopefully many more wonderful quilts : )
Happy New Year to you and yours!