Long time no see
Hello again! I have been working like crazy on my latest little quilt. And the weather has been lovely, so we have been outside a lot. Jack is really into going to the park right now, so that is eating up most of my mornings. We got up this morning and went to the flea market. It was so awesome just to be back at the flea market, that I didn't even care that it wasn't the greatest buying day. The sun was warm, and Jack was perfectly content to ride in his new "fancy cart", as he calls the new stroller.
I picked up the towel above because I could not resist the graphics. The middle part is pretty well destroyed though, lots of kitchen use, and I have to decide whether to cut it and use the graphics on something else, or leave them as is. Choices, choices.
Another tablecloth of course. (Sick of seeing them yet? There are loads more, lol.)
A few yards of this totally awesome bird fabric. How cool is it? I can hardly wait to cut into it.
And, last but not least, my latest little beauty. I was totally inspired by Tiff's little chick quilt, so I did a version of my own. This one is quite a departure for me, since it is red, yellow and blue, but strangely enough, it is my favorite yet.
I hand appliqued the chicks (I left the edges raw, just like I do with the tee shirts), made their legs with one of the fancy new stitches on the Husky, used some thrifted napkins for the red borders, used every last scrap of the red and white polka dot fabric I had (if you look closely the blue chick is on a 4 square block, I had to piece the polka dots to have enough for the twelfth square), and made one different little chick out of a blue 1930's reproduction fabric. Jack calls this one the "bawk bawk bawk quilt".
P.S. I realized as I was making this quilt, that despite the fact that my quilt collection must have over 30 quilts in it, I never see vintage doll quilts. Is it just me? Are they out there somewhere?