Wednesday, January 7, 2009

my valentine quilt

first off thanks for yesterday. really i love your guys' comments. :) second off lets get on with that valentine quilt i mentioned a while back that i thought would be a good idea to make. here are scraps of fabric i have collected over the years with good intentions of using, i always have good intentions when i go to the fabric store it seems and well you've seen my fabric collection. so this year i'm working on dwindling my stash so that i can....yup, go buy some more.
fabulous friend who just so happens to be a professional quilter and i got together last week a couple of times, i finished two quilt tops (one you already saw and is patiently waiting to be quilted on my "betty" the other one is patiently waiting at her house to be quilted). she got started and finished her valentines quilt top. yeah i was a little green with envy so we got together yesterday and i flaunted that it was going to have more blocks and it was going to be bigger than hers. she just rolled her eyes while she worked on a measly little pillow. so i spread out like no body's business and gave her a little corner to work in. she finished her pillow (totally cute by the way) and i'm still up to my eyeballs in this mess. that's what i get for bragging and doing the "do you want a piece of me" and the "in your face" dance at her.
the valentines quilt looks a lot like the little ones blankie i made for her which she has recently gotten attached to much to my pleasure! poor thing looks like a rag-a-muffin in the picture, she had just gotten up from a nap, i swear i don't let her run around town like that. well not all the time at least.
i think it'll be cute. but we'll see how much progress i get done in the next few days. it's really cold here and that makes it really easy to stay indoors, not go anywhere, and sew.

14 comments:

Mrs. Trixi said...

I missed the post yesterday and it was so touching. I am so glad that you are about to have him home. You have done an excellent job keeping your home while he was away. My mother was a single mom for most of our lives and I can't even imagine how hard it was for her. I will take a deployment every now and again over full time any day.

This quilt is going to be so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Rachel said...

It's going to be so cute! But then again everything you touch fabric wise always is! ;)
Also loving her little skirt. I might have to make Miss Addison one. Too stinking cute.

Laurel MacD said...

OK - I'm a new poster, but love love love your style. I've been on the fence about making a Valentines Blanket, but I think you've inspired me. Can't wait to see yours!

Felicia said...

My pillow's finished...so HA! And so is my valentine quilt...well, except for the quilting. And come to think of it, my pillow really won't be done until I get my hands on some "cluster fluff" so maybe your valentine quilt WILL be done first.

Amy said...

Off topic....but that bandana skirt is just too cute. I really need to find a little girl to make one for!

And your quilt is great!

rachel griffith said...

oh that's gonna be SUPER cute!!!

and yeah...that 'in your face' dance always comes back on us, doesn't it???

the little one is too cute!!!
i love toddler bellys!!!

Lisa said...

love, love those adorable pics of the little one! I love it when my baby just gets up from her nap and she's still warm and fuzzy... nothing could be better then cuddling a sweet baby just up from a nap!
those fabrics look great together. your valentine quilt will be so pretty.

belladella said...

The fabris is fabulous. I love the colors. Of course red is my fave. Can't wait to see more.

jenny said...

looks like it is going to be a super cute quilt. my son (4 years old) is OBSESSED with cars. he has been lining them up by color, brand, type, etc. since he was 1.5yo. i thought he would find a new interest...but he never did!
ps..love your blog header...so pretty..very calming!

jenny~tn

Silver Scissor Quilts said...

It's going to be sooo cute! I can't wait to see it finished.

PurpleQuilterQueen said...

Super super cute!! That is going to be a very sweet quilt. I love the color combinations and the simplicity of it. Can't wait to see it done and quilted.
Jennifer

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