Monday, March 26, 2012

Quilts are like sandwiches...

They're so much better when someone else makes them for you.

My friend and I just had babies close together, again, and did a little quilt swap. I got the better end of the bargain. Thanks J.

Green squares

I've decided that green is my favorite neutral. Not a neutral, you say? Perhaps not by traditional standards but for some reason it's a color I feel comfortable with in so many contexts.

This is for a custom order I'm kind of excited about. Especially the helicopter.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I still can't believe I made these, it's so...not my style...I don't think I ever even had a doll when I was a kid. I take it back, I had a Cabbage Patch and I don't have a lot of memories with her except getting turpentine in her hair and turning it to plastic consistency. I was a My Little Pony girl all the way. BUT when I saw these Black Apple dolls I couldn't get it out of my head to make some for my nieces for Christmas. (One of them had to get in the mail asap so she's the only one with a face for the big photo shoot. Poor li'l yellow dress didn't even get her head sewn shut til after Christmas. That's 'cause MY daughter only loves her for her stuffing. Once she couldn't disembowel her she was no fun at all. Sigh.)
I think what I REALLY wanted was an excuse to make a bunch of these ticker tape quilts. Oh my that was fun. I have an appalling stash of fabric scraps that SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN AWAY long ago...but I started saving them and now I can't get rid of I'm glad at least a few of them found a home.
Oh she looked sweet in a stocking Christmas morn.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Promises, promises

I know there is nobody out there who is really going to hold me to my promised increase in blog posts but I'm not doing a great job at what I started this blog for, which is: to keep track of projects. So without further ado, I give you some recent projects.

A baby. "What?! You made another one?" "Why yes, yes I did." I'm particularly proud of the cheeks.

Striped bathroom walls. "What?! MORE stripes?". "Why yes, I like stripes, almost as much as I like babies."

...and a quilt. And yes, I have made this quilt before, it was inspired by my friend who just had her FIFTH BOY. (She's a pioneer woman, that one.)

Maybe, just maybe, I will have some more projects photographed by the next time I sit down to feed a baby...