It's Friday again!! Sometimes it seems like the week just flies by - and this has been one of those weeks! Miss Lilli was on fall break this week (next week too!) so I didn't have a whole lot of free time for sewing. But - I did have time to get my niece's birthday quilt finished! So let me introduce to you - - - -
Even Owls Blush.....
The name comes from the Blush print on the front of the quilt and the owl on the back. The owl is taken from Cloud 9's Hoot!Tote pattern - a great design and I just love it! My niece loves owls, so this just seemed really appropriate. The background fabric on the back is a 100% cotton tapestry panel from Target - I loved the colors and it seemed to fit the mood I wanted for the back. I'm so happy I finished this - it was a little late for her birthday but not too bad - less than a week!
I'm also working on a quilt for the quilt ministry - something really different this time. I need to make a "whimsical" quilt for a young woman - and I say whimsical in the most literal sense - she has eyelashes on her VW bug! Here's the "rough draft" of what I'm working on - since taking this picture, I've narrowed the stems of the flowers and started working on the applique. The backing fabric for the applique is a gorgeous piece of 72 inch wide Irish linen that was in my grandmother's fabric stash. It's lovely to work on, and gets softer every time I touch it, I think!
Lilli and I have been doing some different things while she's been out of preschool - here are a couple of pictures I took today when I took her to the pumpkin patch! She had a ball, but mostly didn't want me to take her picture - so I caught these on the sly when she wasn't looking.
Can you say "airborne"?
Sunshine makes her happy....
I'll be linking up with Amy's Sew & Tell Friday. Be sure to drop by there and see what everyone's been working on this week!
What are you working on?