Summer holiday was spent in Florida and it was a blast for the whole family. We spent the first 9 days near Boca Raton at my friend’s apartment overlooking the ocean. It was absolutely stunning! After then we drove north to Orlando. There are so many places I want to go to in the US but considering the boys age I think Florida was the perfect choice. I did buy some fabric but not near as much as I had envisioned. Guess my brain quilting centre was really in low gear. Now of course I’m a bit annoyed with myself for not going crazy while I had the chance, but it’s kind of late to change that now.
So, do you want to see some projects?
I decided our livingroom needed some colors so I dived into a huge pile of Amy Butler fabrics I’ve been collecting over the past year or so. I made some pillows (just need to get a zipper for the last one) and a footstool for my reading chair.
The inner cushion for the footchair is made from and old duvet and a couple of pillows. The boys for once had great pleasure of helping with a quilt project.
There’s also a sweet girl in my office that is expecting her first child – a boy. She’s due in a less than 2 months but here in Denmark you are off work 1 month before, so I need to finish this baby quilt for her. I just got some really cute striped binding so all I need is to attach that. She’s into very calm colors (at my eccentric current state I would say almost boring) but I want her to really like the quilt so I used some Tula Pink ‘Salt’ fabrics. Since it will be an autumn baby I made it with heavy fleece on the back. The pattern is Lattice from Kati @ thebluechair. On the picture it looks more puffy and stiff that it really is. I's so soft and cuddely.... I'll get a better picture once I finish the border.
I decided to add another border to this giant beauty – it will be a bed quilt. I had to get some more blue and it arrived yesterday so now I just need to decide which block to make. I’m considering a couple of options… I already decided that this quilt will go out to a long arm quilter - first time for me. It’s rare to find long arm here in Denmark but there’s one close to where my Mom lives in Sweden and I’m thinking I might take it to her.
Doesn't the Ferris wheels look fantastic from the back?
I started quilting the Dresden flower quilt but kind of stalled in the middle of it. I’m doing stripes across on the black white background and are planning to hand quilt the flowers. The stripes are just sooo boring to make. Oh well, I guess it will be finished in due time.