Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Creative flounder (fishy pun intended)

I have so much to post about...and nothing to post about! I have made lots of progress on several projects with few completions to show....until now.

BEHOLD! (Another!?!) patchy baby blanket.

It's for a work colleague. She is very stylish and bohemian - a perfect fit for some fabric from the fabulous Anna Maria Horner. (Yes pink lovers, she is having a girl!).

The patchwork and quilting happens to be a repeat of a quilt that I made for another work colleague. I really love making simple patchwork quilts. Does a production of two quilts make it my trademark-go-to quilt???

I was especially happy with the back. Some vintage linen (that was purchased at the Fabric Flea Market last fall) and a tiny strip of patchwork. I do like a little "surprise" on the back of a quilt.

Now that the weather has turned colder, my thought are starting to turn to Christmas projects. Too early???! When do you start tackling your Christmas list?


  1. I joined a season swap on flickr, so I'm already starting to tackle Xmas! I'm working out the kinks for a couple of ideas, and if they work out well, I'll make up several more for stocking stuffers. With crafty stuff, I figure it's never to early to start thinking about working on gifts!

  2. What a sweet gift for your friend. I love the fabrics you selected -- AMH prints are so beautiful. The blue back is perfect.

    I try to start a few Christmas projects in the summer, but I am often finishing them up at the last minute.

  3. Love this! Saw it on "FilmintheFridge Quilts!" yahoo group.

    I'm going to start a Christmas quilt next week. Not too early to start at all!

  4. Beautiful, Holly! You did a fantastic job of it. I bet she LOVED it!