I cut into that awesome stack of fabric from my last post and made this! I used Holly's tutorial for the herringbone blocks. This went together sooooooo fast!
It produces a lot of waste, but I love the final result so much I don't even care. Plus, all the scraps resulted in a large scrap swap with a friend!
This is yet another quilt for my friend Sara, the quilt-o-holic! I can't wait to see pictures of cute babies on this one!
I had a few larger scraps left over from the Herringbone quilt so I made this simple patchwork rectangle. It wasn't that large so I added some borders, did some simple "organic" quilting lines and bound it in one of my favorite things, AMH pre-made binding!
Voila! I was going for modern and a bit unexpected with the off center patchwork. This one sold over Instagram (an iPhone app) if you can believe it. It's destined for a cute little boy in Tennessee!
I've been playing around with this stack lately. This is a Pintrest-inspired combo. Hopefully it will look as pretty in quilt form as it does in my pin!
As all my Flickr and Facebook friends know, we had to put down one of our dogs (Bailey) this week. She was 14 and could no longer stand up on her own. It was heart wrenching to watch her try and try to get up and follow me around. Thankfully the process was very quiet and gentle and she seemed to simply fall asleep while I held her head. I know we made the right decision, but it's so painful to catch myself looking for her or calling for her only to remember she's no longer here. When I reach for only one dog bowl I feel like crying. I've been more emotional than I expected because the entire event brought back so many memories for me. Most of you don't know, but our first child died when he was 25 days old. It's a really long story, but, in a nut shell, he got an infection and had an unusual reaction to it. We had to make the decision to stop his treatment because his body was simply too tired, he was ready to go. I was so scared I was giving up too soon, not giving him a chance, despite the doctor's reassurance. I felt the exact same way with my dog. I held them both as they took one last breath and I prayed all they could feel was my love. Pure, honest, unconditional love, they deserved nothing less.