So as many of you know, I'm kind of addicted to quilting. It happened a couple months ago, when I randomly decided, without much intention, that I'd like to make this fun little quilt. Well that was just the beginning, apparently. I've made two other quilts since then. And have given them away as gifts to friends who are, like me, expecting babies. Now that I've gifted them, I can show you all!
Aaaand, I didn't take any pictures of the other one. Oops. The one above, however, turned out quite nicely. I even got brave and free-motion quilted the entire thing on my little sewing machine, without a darning foot, which I'm told is the must-have gadget if one wants to do brave things like sew squiggly lines all over something. My friend Brooke got this quilt and loves it! I hope her son, Aurelio, due a week before my son, loves it too. :)
I've been playing with the idea of making a bigger quilt. One that I can spread over my queen sized bed. I've been browsing different patterns and experimenting with differently shaped pieces of fabric. And--to the chagrin of my hubby, checking out fabric collections online. If I'm gonna make something substantial and something that I'm gonna have to look at every day, I might as well get it right. I kind of dislike the idea of purchasing a collection of coordinating fabrics, because one of the funnest things about doing this stuff, for me, is coordinating the fabrics myself. But I've shopped around, nonetheless, and it's given me some fun ideas for colors to work with. The other day, I came across a place called The Fat Quarter Shop and ohmylanta--! There are about fifty bundles I would purchase in an instant if I had boucoup bucks! But one bundle caught my particular attention, because I'd already decided to work with purples and blues and yellows.
Beautiful, yes?! I want to buy this particular bundle, but if I don't end up going that route, I may try to get a bunch of fabrics that are super similiar in color/patterns at JoAnn's or elsewhere.