Happy New Year! It’s still January, so I feel very comfortable still saying that. The last few months have been a whirlwind of holidays, baby, skiing for the big kids, baby, long walks, baby, sewing, baby, a bit of cooking, a lot of eating, and baby. Its been beautiful and wonderful and frustrating and happy and exhausting and good. Throughout 2014, I hung onto the hope that 2015 would be peaceful and uneventful. It has been that, but it has also been uncertain. I’m not sure what exactly the future holds for me. I of course want to do All. The. Things, and of course I can’t. If I figure it out, I’ll be sure to let you know.
I have had a great time making this quilt, using a Cotton + Steel Basics jelly roll and a yard of the white cross fabrics. I have actually sewn quite a few things over the past few months, usually in 15 minute increments. One day I wash or iron fabric. I cut on another day, sew a bit a few days later, press a few days later for a half hour, etc. This quilt has been nothing like that–once I decided on the layout, I completed it in a day or two! And yes, my house is a disaster now.
It started out as a simple strip quilt for my soon-to-be-born niece (hurray!), and morphed into a version of the Travel Quilt from Liesl Gibson’s Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children
This is a “bucket list” quilt for me, I have wanted to make it since the book came out (2011). I’m glad my sister-in-law loves stripes! Hopefully I will share the finished quilt next week!
My dining room has very yellow light. The white and cream colors in last picture are more true to life than the other photos.
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