Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? It’s been a busy week here with a bit of unexpected work popping up. But I still managed to get this super simple throw quilt done. This type of quilt is ideal for those times when you need a quick gift and can’t work up enthusiasm for repetitive piecing or complicated cutting. You just need a collection with a great feature print–just like Octopus Garden in Heather Bailey’s Hello Love collection for Free Spirit.A series of variously sized borders around the focal print and you have a quilt top ready for quilting. Remember this quilt in Joel Dewberry? Same idea, smaller scale.It took me a few minutes to get back into the swing of quilting on the frame. It’s been a few weeks since the last quilt was on there. And I still have a small stack of tops that need attention. Maybe I’ll get that whittled down in 2017. Or not.Have a Happy Friday and a great weekend ahead!
The last Friday of January. Already. Why am I surprised? Time just keeps ticking whether I’m paying attention or not. On the upside, we have sunshine after days and days and days of rain. By Saturday we may see 72 degrees here on the coast. I’m ready!For those of you waiting for a full pattern for the AMH EPP quilt, I’m working on it! The quilt is done and as you can see, has full cat approval. For those of you looking for the Finlandia pattern (the quilt in Jane Sassaman’s Scandia collection) but unable to find it on the MakeItCoats site, I’m hosting the file here until it’s uploaded to Coats. Here’s a link.
I have Heather Bailey’s Hello, Love on the cutting table, ready to start cutting pieces for a throw sized quilt. If all goes well this weekend, and I don’t catch Mr P’s cold, I might have a quilt top to show you on Monday. Cross your fingers!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Happy Friday! We made through another week. The weather has been stormy here with more rain on the way for the next several days. (Trust me when I tell you Stinka is NOT happy about this.) Before the clouds rolled in, I grabbed a few pictures of the latest Hello, Love project. This is just a simple little tote but it gives the fabric the opportunity to shine.I made this bag because I wanted you to see that not all of this collection is whimsical. The floral print is great on its own or paired with abstract prints. Good for everything from pillowcases to skirts. Even if you think the octopus is too much for you, or the groovy retro is just not your style, there’s still something for you in this collection.It even has Stinka’s approval.
I hope you’re able to enjoy some down time this weekend, doing the things you love best. I’ll be hunkered down, staying warm, drinking coffee and planning more projects.
Oh! I almost forgot to mention. I bit the bullet and signed up on Instagram. I can’t promise anything amazing, but I can promise to try to provide bits of color and beauty as much as possible. I know blogs are moving lower on everyone’s priority list and Instagram seems to be people’s preferred alternative. If that’s you, follow me on IG at @melissapeda.