Monday, August 15, 2011
Someday I will graduate to real quilts. The kind you bind and work super hard on. But for now, I am satisfied with my scrappy, tie quilts. They are quick and easy and satisfying and cozy. The exact thing you want to work on/snuggle under when your eyes are going to pop out of your head from pattern reading. I made my first one in college, it was pretty much the first thing I ever sewed and it got me through some pretty lonely nights. I made it with my mom and when I was missing home I always had it to remind me of my family. I love that quilt. But, it is pretty beat up and has holes in it and needs to move on. So here is my new quilt. It reminds me of here. I am so happy to be where I am right now in life and I know all the things that I have had to do to get here and this it is representative of that.
I love this spoonflower Heidi Kenney fabric. It is the neatest thing! I haven't washed it yet, so I have yet to see how it stands up in the wash. But I am hoping for great results.
In other news, I just finished the series of Lost. I loved it. After reading a bunch online about it, I think I have decided that I really liked the ending. It was sweet. The series was a good companion for sewing, and I am going to have to find something else to fill the quiet in my house while I stitch. I am happy and have things the way I want them. One project in the works and one in que. I am working on a super cute dress and I have an old pattern for a shirt I have coming up. I love my wardrobe right now! I think more than half is homemade which makes me so proud! I need to get on the knitting train and really work on that so I can have some handknit sweaters too! All in good time!