Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
This one is a baby quilt for her boss. I wish I took a better photo. It was so bright I couldn't see the screen so I took them both blindly. It has little ducks playing in puddles in each square that she embroidered on. It is really cute. She doesn't know the gender (of the baby not the ducks) so she is hoping this is non gendered enough. I think it is and really it doesn't matter. You can have your kid swaddled in pink and purple and people will still call her a boy.
She made this last fall and I conned her into giving it to me for Christmas. Good mommy. Please excuse the lint and dog fur in the next one. We are people who use our quilts. (I wasn't going to use this one but she told me to use it!)
This is my favorite block. I love the tiny stippling which changes size with the picture and she used variegated thread that was perfect. My mommy is so talented.
I need to go take pictures of the rest of her quilts but she wanted the duck one taken before she gave it away and I had the black one right there so I grabbed it to get it taken. Honestly, my mom is short so this is about the size she could hold. :) I'll have my hubby do the others.
Hope you all had a great fourth!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I wanted to make something out of this cute owl fabric. I've been hoarding my owl fabric so I finally cut into a piece. I got a four pack of Japanese import fat quarters from etsy. The solids with exception of the "stop" and the border (I just learned that the mini border between the border and the blocks is called a stop. I feel all smart now.) is a chambray. You can't really tell in the picture but all three are very iridescent. Really the picture doesn't give the colors and fabric justice. You have to see it in person. I had bought 1/2 yard cuts of the chambray a long time ago with no idea what to do with them but I just loved them so wallah! I used it. It was nice to use almost all stash fabric. The stop is a cherry blossom design and then the border wasn't what I went to the quilt shop for. I was going to get a solid but this print was Asianee and it has every color that my patches too. I thought I would hate it anyway but I really love it. Now I have to quilt it so I will hate it soon enough. I hate quilting but I don't want to pay for this one to get done. Any volunteers? :)
Another owl fabric I am using. I am working on my stash. I conned my mom into making me a Kimono jacket like the one she wore when I was a kid. (She lived in Japan for 7 years so it is authentic.) She just copied the pattern. I should get it this weekend. Yay me!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
M and I hung out at Lake Padden yesterday. Needless to say I missed some spots on me and I am totally burned. I thought I got my chest but apparently not and the insides of my legs - they look pretty funny since my water bottle was resting on my leg. Oh, and my hair line. I got my face but the edge between my face and hair - totally red. I LOVE ALOE VERA! M didn't burn. I did her sunscreen quite well. Hope you are enjoying your summer!