Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Posted by Natalie at 10:48 PM
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
We had several families over to our house the other night and as everyone was chatting and snacking and the kids were off playing, one of the dad's let me know that his daughter had counted all the quilts hanging in my house and she really, really wanted me to make one for her. Of course I was flattered and even more excited about the idea of introducing Julia to the world of quilting.
Julia is 8. At 8, I could have cared less about something as domestic as quilt making. So I promised Julia I would make her a quilt, but only if she helped me. She was super excited, especially when I told her to start looking through my fabric to pick out her favorites. I was excited too. Until I saw what she picked.
I'm not sure what to do with this. I'm liking the aqua and lime green but the orange concerns me. (Although I've always thought about an orange and lime green quilt.) And the paw print dog fabric? Not happening.... I'm thinking a coin quilt of some sort but I'm probably going to have to nix some of her fabric choices and add others.
Did I mention Julia has a younger sister? Anna is 7 and her father let me know that if I make a quilt for Julia, I have to make one for Anna. Here is Anna's fabric.
Anna gave me a lot more to work with. The pinks and purples will probably dominate this quilt. Can I go all Project Runway on them and only use the fabric I think is best as a designer?
And of course, Seeger wants to do everything he sees girls do. So now he wants to make a quilt. His fabric choices were crazy. I haven't taken a picture yet and I hesitate to make him anything because his grandma is making him a quilt for Christmas. We'll see how this plays out.
In the meantime, I'd like to start cutting Julia and Anna's fabric choices. If you have any suggestions for what to do with these piles of fabric, please let me know!
Friday, September 25, 2009
And while you're at it, vote for my pal Christy in the large quilts category. She submitted her fabulous Seven Sisters quilt. She hand pieced and quilted the entire thing. Very impressive!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
After spending most of last year being uninspired with my quilting, I'm definitely making it up for this year. I have so many quilts in the queue - there is no way I'll do them all. And prioritizing everything is becoming a challenge. Maybe I should quit my job and become a full time quilter. Do people ever do that?
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Posted by Natalie at 8:42 AM
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Posted by Natalie at 3:09 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I finally finished Dana's Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along. Three months later. Geesh.
Posted by Natalie at 5:59 PM
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The quilting is finished, the pins have been removed, and the binding is attached. Now I just need to hand sew it and my Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along quilt will be finished. I can't wait to move on to my next project.