Friday, March 16, 2012

Summery Days are Here

It's so sunny today! Would you believe it if I told you that today's high is 77°...in Minnesota? We're all shocked!

To celebrate this beautiful day, I wanted to post pictures of a summery mini quilt I made for Jen back in September.

confetti mini quilt


Her family was moving across country and decided to camp the entire way. I knew her mini had to have campers!

confetti mini quilt

And mermaids...moving from one coastal town to another requires mermaids.

confetti mini quilt

And some treasured bits of Flea Market Fancy. Because, well, because Jen is worth it.

Of course, the inspiration for this mini came after I bought (I almost typed "won" because that's how lucky I feel!) a fantastic destash bundle from Angela at Fussy Cut. When I pulled out the campers, I just knew I needed to make Jen a mini quilt for her trip.

confetti mini quilt

I haven't felt like sewing much these days...but with the return of the sun and the heat, I'm feeling inspired to finish up some long overdue wip's. I also got a new sewing machine that I can't wait to show you. Stay tuned!

confetti mini quilt

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Winterwoods

I'm not sure if you're at all into cross-stitch...or misty woods both dark and deep...or hot chocolate or woodland creatures or cottages.

cabin8

But if you are, I have just the project for you. Ever since Alicia stitched this most perfect sampler two months ago, I've been daydreaming about making one of my own. She'll be shipping kits out in two weeks...just two more weeks until my dreams come true. And even though winter is drawing to a close, I'll happily stitch this sampler in the spring, all the while deciding where it will hang in my someday cottage in the woods. My lovely winterwoods.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Quilt for Ensign Addie

Ian and I don't have many friends, as a couple. We have separate groups of friends and rarely do we spend time with the other's group. Actually, rarely do we spend time with our own group...we're pretty solitary people.

Then Ian met Jason. They were both philosophy graduate students...it was love at first philosophical debate. A little while later, Ian and I invited Jason and his wife Ruth to meet us at a pub to watch World Cup Soccer. And we all became friends.

And a while later, Ruth and Jason told us they were having a baby. And I had this quilt designed and finished in about .25 seconds after I heard the news.

robot baby quilt


Little Ensign (that's what I named the baby) would most certainly grow to love Star Trek and robots and everything wonderful.

robot baby quilt

And she already does. Little Addie (alas! Ruth and Jason decided NOT to name her Ensign) plays on it and tries to grab the robots.

robot baby quilt


I really love this quilt, especially this little guy. Robot dogs are the best!

robot baby quilt

The back is my all time favorite flannel print...Diamond Mine from Anna Maria Horner's Folksy Flannel line.

robot baby quilt


I remember very little about this quilt because I finished it nearly a year ago. The robots and cogs came from a cheater print but I can't remember what it was called. I don't even remember how big the quilt turned out. All I know is that I love everything about it. And that Addie loves it. Which is good...because it's hers now.