Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Big Sky Quilt

There is something very satisfying about being able to finish a quilt in one weekend. With two kids, and increasing activities like soccer, piano, skating, swimming... it's nice to just sit down and sew something start to finish within a short time frame. Enter the fun, fresh, and calming Big Sky Quilt:

I used a lovely print from Anna Maria Horner, and clearly... whole cloth quilting. I love these feathers so very much, and how they evoke flight and freedom, and softness.

The backing is done in Essex yarn dyed linen blend, which I prewashed and is ridiculously soft.

I love that I was able to find a bold print to use as the binding. It really brings out the color and warmth in the feathers and purple? Just my favorite color :)

This quilt finished up at around 41"x54", a great lap sized quilt for car rides, picnics, and other adventures!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A new Headshot

One thing on my to-do list this weekend was some quilt picture taking, and some time to take a new headshot.

Keith is not the most patient of photographers but he indulged some semi okay pictures over the course of an hour or so. Did you know that towing two kids along on your projects inevitably makes them take longer? Well, it does :)

So after some mediocre images of myself, I decided to ask my seven year old Lili to take a few. All I said to her is "make sure I look like Mommy, and then take the picture". Meaning... make sure I look like myself.

And she did it! In two snaps no less.

I guess that goes to show I am most comfortable when seen through her eyes.

And now I have a decent headshot that is not 3.5 years old in the winter with my glasses on!