Wednesday, April 1, 2009
it all started with an idea. the idea was that i'd always wanted to try making a real quilt, only i didn't want something old-ladyish and overly structured. enter the inspiration: "drunk love in a log cabin" by denyse schmidt. hours and days and weeks later, a giant queen sized quilt top was born. then i had a birthday, and what did i get but a ginormous quilting rack that still scares me silly to look at. today, after HOURS of sewing, pinning, winding, and trying not to say bad words, my labor of love (which could nearly be equalled time-wise to an elephant's gestation) is finally on the rack and ready to be quilted. now i just have to grow a pair and START already.
to distract me from my abject terror i've been stockpiling lovely fabrics for future terrifying endeavors. i love this series by heather ross, it's so pretty and orangey. i love orange. the nice part is the company who i ordered it from accidentally gave me too much of two fabrics, and instead of sending it back they are sending me the one i ordered and i get to keep the extra stuff. yay! i love freebies.
these are some of my greens for boy #3's quilt. i've decided to go with green, not because it's supposedly gender neutral but because i like green. as soon as i'm finished with the monstrosity on top i figure i'll go ahead and start this new one. hopefully my due date will give me the extra impetus to get started (and finish) that. ha.
on a completely unrelated note, this year i decided to bite the bullet and try some naturally dyed easter eggs. the blue ones are red cabbage, and the rest are onion skin dyed. i love them! i can't wait to experiment with more colors...