Remember the days when I could only make quilts for certain people in mind? So long ago, *cough* *cough* last year. Well, something happened recently that shook me out of that and got me a-makin'. Maybe it's Tex's spirit working through me, maybe it's just the break from school, or maybe I'm just desiring larger projects. Whatever it is, I'm digging it and am firing away at quilt building lately. Here are my two latest, already available in the shop! And there very well may be a coupon code at the bottom of this post. Hint Hint.
I mentioned quilt 'building' instead of 'making' above because that's really how I create these. Especially lately. And especially this one. I just start with the smallest pieces and build on those until it feels whole. If I try to start with the 'big picture' and imagine what a quilt will look like from the get-go, I get overwhelmed, over-think things, and just can't get going. Breaking it down into smaller pieces makes it manageable and easier for me to work with. I guess that method works for me in other arenas, too.
So, this quilt. I'm in love with it. The colors, the boldness, the symmetry. It's made from mostly vintage fabrics and is flanked with a beautiful modern fabric on the ends. The backing is the softest vintage sheet that perfectly complements the front colors.
The thread I used to quilt this just absolutely disappeared on the front but on the back, you can see what a cool design it ended up being. Soon I'll be embarking on learning free motion quilting which I'm stoked about! I can't wait to play around more with the actual quilting side of quilting! :)
And yes, our kitten arrived Saturday and is doing so, so good with everyone and vice versa! I'll share some kitty updates soon but just know that between adorable Rio photos and kitten photos, I definitely have the cutest collection of images on my phone right now. If you want to see some of this cuteness, you can follow my personal Instagram account (bifftastica). Hasta luego!