We recently spent a couple weeks in our favorite place in Florida. We filled our days with donuts at the bakery, walks on the beach, golf cart rides and plenty of time with grandparents (along with all those less than fun things that accompany a vacation with kids!).
It was maybe a little less relaxing than vacation’s been in the past, but certainly fun to see them – Max especially – loving the new routine we established there.
Also, beach reconstruction? Quite possibly the coolest thing in the world to a 2 1/2 year old! If you wanted to entertain Max for a while, all you had to do to bring him to the beach to watch them digging (or ‘scooping va-va’, according to Max).
He was quick to decide that Florida was the place to be, and has been asking to return ever since we arrived back home. I’m with him. The weather there certainly beats Vermont!
Hazel rocked all her new knickers, and I enjoyed not having to wrestle kids into winter clothes and carseats – a vacation indeed!
And on this teeny little island I even had a chance to meet up briefly with a fellow sewer and blog reader, Meredith (Hi! So nice to meet you!).
Don’t worry though, it wasn’t all lounging around (as if, with two small children!), I managed to sneak in a few crafts while I was away. A little knitting post coming up next!
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This quilt was a fun one to make, and a fun one to see finished! It seems like it was a long time coming — perhaps because I collected these great Munki Munki prints for so many years. I love Heather Ross (as you know!), so of course I felt I had to collect these early prints she designed for Munki Munki.
Recently I had the urge to let them see the light of day, and decided to cut them all up and use them all together in one quilt. It’s playful and fun, cheery and bright, and makes a really great I Spy quilt.
It’s also quite possibly one of the softest quilts – these prints are printed on the nicest base cloth and it washes up to become buttery soft. Perfect for a baby quilt, no?
I quilted it with straight lines (a bit tedious to quilt, but well worth the effort!). The batting is my favorite Quilter’s Dream cotton, and for the backing I opted for the wonderful strawberry print from Heather’s most recent line, Briar Rose.
And as much as I love it, it’s listed here in the shop. The fun for me was collecting all these prints and then sewing them into a quilt. I’m hoping someone out there will have fun snuggling under it!
A previous post about this quilt can be found here.
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Tagged baby quilt, briar rose, handmade, Heather Ross, i spy, munki munki, string quilt
I’m really pleased to have gotten these squares sewn up into a king sized quilt top! It really wasn’t a planned quilt – or not planned for this moment, anyway, but now that it’s done, I can’t wait to get it quilted and on the bed.
As I mentioned before, I had this one planned in my mind for some time, and thought it would be a good opportunity to put all my favorite Denyse Schmidt prints in one quilt. I love me a plus quilt, and knew I’d like the look with all these smaller scale prints.
Since this one was meant for our king sized bed, I upped the size of the squares – using five 8″ squares (or a 1/4 yard cut of each fabric). And despite its large size, it came together rather quickly (a bonus in my book!). I even made a backing immediately and got it off in the mail to be quilted. I don’t send too many quilts out to be quilted, but I think I draw the line at a king sized quilt. I knew if I attempted it it might sit forever unfinished in the closet. And with the temps as they are in VT, I’ll need to put this one to use immediately!
(Hazel just happened to match the quilt top!)