Audrey's Quilt

Lisa and Audrey

Like I mentioned, I've been busy working on a quilt for these two lovely ladies. It's been a long time since my last successful quilt, which was actually my first successful quilt. I was maybe 10 years old, and it was a small baby-sized nine patch. Thank goodness I've become a lot more patient since. I could barely finish it back then! Well, it's still hard for me to finish a project, as witnessed by the various single knitted gloves and mittens tucked in my knitting basket. I get so excited about the next project that I can't bring myself to start and finish a mate to the first. But nonetheless, the top of the quilt is pieced!


With some great instructions for the Crazy Nine Patch, and a bit more inspiration, this was a snap. I did add borders, but you can't really see them in this shot. And now I find myself both full of ideas, and at a complete loss! I plan to add some appliques and embroider here and there, both to bring out designs in the fabric and to personalize it for Audrey. Nothing too huge, but I really like the idea of adding tiny hidden details throughout the quilt top. But as for the quilting, I'm stumped. That first nine patch was probably a stitch-in-the-ditch-er. I think all failed quilting attempts since then were going to be tied, probably again for lack of patience. But now I don't have a repertoire of quilting designs to pull from! I'll wait for inspiration to hit, and until then I'll busy myself with the embroidery. I just hope to finish this before my niece grows out of the color pink!


But how sweet are these fabrics? I think the white one with the little pink flowers is so precious. Of course, not a single project can go by without Baxter's assistance and approval.


My other project for the day was to take head shots of my handsome boyfriend. Fred has a fancy-pants solo gig in about a month, and needs something for publicity. I'm so excited for him. This is the beginning of our first year out of school, and freelancing is a scary proposition. We've both been relatively successful in different ways, but a solo engagement is really fantastic. Anyway, I'm not a photographer by any means, but we got some fun shots. So for your viewing pleasure, Fred Sienkiewicz.

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And of course, one of Sam and Batty prowling around on the porch while we were trying to shoot. Happy Labor Day, and I hope you can enjoy some good company and good weather this weekend!


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