Wednesday, August 10, 2011

B is for bird...

not usually a fan of birds.  they scare me a little - but these birds have a sweet little smile and kind eyes.  the fabric is a cotton/linen mix that sews beautifully and feels great.  the deeper purple is a nice contrast to all the baby pink in this quilt.  Valori Wells (Free Spirit fabric) Floral Birds in the Jenaveve Linen colletion.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pink Alphabet Progress...

decided on the placement of the squares, sewing into rows and sewing rows together.  first snafu - out of a panel with 24 flowers, only ended up with 3 for the quilt and need 4.  ...quick little webtrip to eQuilter and another panel of flowers is on the way.  I can work around that one missing square until the fabric arrives.  but argh! 

 also stalking the mailbox for another fabric, which should arrive today.  little pink polka dot that i'm going to use for some, or possibly all, of the letters of the alphabet.  I know - you'd think a pink polka dot could be picked up locally, but apparently not.  I'm kind of stalled without that fabric because I won't be able to decide if it's being used for only some or all of the letters until I SEE it.  Which means, I'm running out of excuses to avoid the dirty dishes in the sink.  Boo hoo...  maybe I should go check the mailbox again. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Farmer's Wife Interrupted

first commissioned quilt!  :-) 
started with crib sheet from baby registry

and some fabric from Quiltology in Chicago, love any excuse to go there!

and also some fabric from

I've cut some 7" squares of fabric - few more to go.  Some fabric layout and edits, I'm sure...  some applique and well a lot more work before the baby shower!  but that's what I love!!!  Love having a new project, love having new fabric to work with and love trying to come up with something unique - especially since this one is being commissioned by someone who is a wonderful person and a great friend!  I hope she loves it and I hope the baby's parents (and eek grandparents) will, too.