WARNING: You are about to enter an excessive downpour of quilt n’ kiddie pics! I won’t apologize- scroll at your own risk. :)
I finally finished my impulse, thought-I’d-make-it-in-a-weekend HST quilt that ended up taking way too many monthes to wrap up. I know!!! When Denyse Schmidt’s line, Shelburne Falls, came out early this year, I fell head over heels into fabric heaven, ran out and immediately bought up 3 yummy layer cakes. No plan in mind- I just needed to hold it in my hands, cut it up, and start stitching IMMEDIATELY. No time for a pattern, no complicated design, not a gift for anyone…just a quilt for me, for no reason other than I love to quilt and I want this fabric in my home.
And of course those are the quilts- the ones that have no deadline, no upcoming baby shower or wedding, no producer or editor asking me for updates- those are the ones that too often slip through the cracks and get pushed aside every time a more pressing project comes up. But goodness, those are the ones that feed my soul! The quilts that we’re so eager to stitch up, we don’t even have the patience to sketch or audition options- we just need to sit down and START SEWING. So, I just started chain piecing some half square triangles, and this is what evolved.
Ooooooh, and the back! I love the back!!! Just a few leftover blocks, but it makes me so happy!
My talented friend, Denae, over at Plain Jane Quilting, quilted these dreeeeeamy, swirly feathers for me- squeeeeeee! I think it adds so much softness to a very geometric quilt. Thank you Denae!!!
And sometimes, quilt photo shoots turn into kid photo shoots…in fact, it’s pretty much a sure bet in this family!
Especially when we shoot at the park!
Here’s wishing you pure joy in whatever you’re creating today!