Okay, it’s my turn…..
First of all, I love all of your projects, Jen. The stockings turned out better than any others I’ve ever seen! I want one of those menu boards too. My birthday is coming up. Kidding. Sortof.
Um, secondly, have you girls started thinking about Easter dresses? I already have my pattern picked out. Last night I finally found the fabric I want to use too. It’s from Heather Bailey’s new line called “magnolia fresh cut” http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?sid=58181355385818&Store_id=499&page_id=23&Item_ID=62304&Parent_Ids= Tell me that is not the prettiest fabric you have EVER seen! It doesn’t come out until Feb. though. anyhoo!
and since I’m making random chatter… I am OBSESSED with the songs “Life’s a Happy Song” and “Man or Muppet” from the Muppets soundtrack. OBSESSED! Please tell me I’m not the only one.
Okay, so I need your opinions on 2 quilt tops I’m making. Seriously, I wish I could run next door and bug both of you. But alas, I’m suck taking pictures instead. Sorry about the poor light quality. I live in Oregon remember!
Okay, next…… I used all these coordinating scraps to make these blocks. The finished blocks are stacked in the center. When I laid them all out, I felt like something was missing. I bought some browns (on the left) from Joanns. Then I pulled out some blues from my stash that match the turquoise blue from the Amy Butler print in the second row. Now the questions…. Should I just use the blocks I have already made? Add the browns in there? Or add the blues? Or add both browns and blues? The blues only match that one fabric I already have…. adding them would be a stretch for me, but I like them.
Now lets see… what do I have ‘completed’ to show you?
I found this Pottery Barn duvet cover at goodwill MONTHS ago. I almost died when I saw it… perfect for the map theme. Anyhoo. I had it on Jefferson’s bed. Until 2 days ago I realized I could put it on both boys bed. Duh! Why didn’t it occur to me earlier to just cut the duvet in half, buy a matching sheet and make 2 new duvets? I am ashamed I just thought of it 2 days ago. Look, how cute is that? Now I want to make some matching shams.
Um, I did not make these, but I did FIND them at goodwill for $1 each. WHAT THE? Who would ever get rid of these pillows? Some crazy! They’re nicely made too, with a zipper. Recognize the fabric? It’s the Heather Bailey fabric I used for Reagan’s easter dress 2 years ago. I am in LOVE with these. LOVE I SAY!
This is my quilt I appropriately named “Joann” because every stich of fabric came from that store. I made it for my mother/father in law. It was surprisingly inexpensive to make. I sort of hate it, but my MIL loved it! I’m just not a fan of the colors…. but they suit her.
Here’s the blasted stockings I made. I want to trade them with Jen’s, but I’m sure she’ll say no. I only made 4 because I got sick of making them. I have a 5th (double hourglass) ready to quilt and a 6th (hexagon) ready to piece. I have some psychological problem where I can’t make more than one of the same thing. After making the 1st, I had no desire to make anymore. Weird.
Here’s the butterfly mobile I made for her room too. It’s…. alright. I had envisioned something straight out of a boutique. Instead it looks like a homemade project (exactly what it is of course, but) I think Blah when I look at it. Her room receives NO natural light… NONE!!!
This is the back side of the Happy Birthday banner I made. I have it hanging over Reagan’s bed. There’s that adorable fabric again. Don’t you just want to sleep in her bed? I do… literally! She needs a lamp shade. I’m thinking of decorating one. And I’m working on some embroidered pictures for her blank wall.
Well, that’s all I have to share right now… I miss you girls. Can we have a craft weekend? and soon? I’m free this weekend!