Sunday, June 07, 2009

Back to Mine

Yes, I totally swiped this blog title from one of my favorite music compilation series. If you've never heard of them, do a search on Amazon My favorite is the Everything But The Girl's Back to Mine.

But, anyway... back to mine...

I just got word that a close friend of mine gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Hunter Riley. I haven't met the new guy yet, but when I heard his name I immediately thought of some Heather Ross fabric I had. The couple didn't find out the sex of their baby ahead of time, so I have no idea about color schemes, etc. I hope this is to their liking. If not, I hope they let Hunter run wild and drool all over it.

This has been my first chance to start a quilt in my new apartment. (Not so new anymore, but you get it.) I cannot express the sheer joy I have experienced being able to quilt in a normal-sized space. I mean, whoa. What a difference. I don't have to take apart furniture, or ask Mr. Migglesworth to stay on the bed, or use inappropriately-assigned furniture for things like ironing. I have a nice little area for cutting, my ironing board is out and can stay out, and my sewing machine has a permanent spot. I really feel like I'm finally able to get back to me.

I've also been able to tack up some batting as a makeshift "design wall". It's ironic that I've played around with this design wall for an entire day and ended up with the original layout. It's like shopping for a prom dress. You end up buying the first one you tried on.

The pattern is from The Purl Bee - Zig Zag Quilt. I love the simplicity of it. I also love that it reminds me of Charlie Brown's t-shirt.

Next post will have the completed quilt. (Hopefully!)

1 comment:

Jen said...

I loved making this quilt! It was also for a gift so I've been contemplating making another one for my own baby son. Might have to add it to the list.

I like your fabric and color choices as well!