I Heart My Girls
I needed a small break from all of the Hope Valley blocks I’ve been making. However, finding time to sew and quilt is escaping me more and more. I haven’t talked about it here, but I spend most days working here. I know! How lucky am I!? Gone is my life of large blocks of time for fabric play, but also less time with these two monkeys -
So, when I do find myself with a bit of time ( at 10 o’clock p.m. or so…) I make these two soft things for their red, pink and aqua room. Lately, pillows and pillowcases. Pictured above are pillows that will eventually match a quilt that will be made thanks to my girls over at the snip.sew.send quilting bee. I’ve been hoarding saving up all sorts of girly fabrics such as the ones pictured above, namely some great Japanese fabrics like the kerchief girl, Kei polka dots and the one on the right, a sweet print from Megumi Sakakibara. These fabrics are mixed in with a few Nicey Jane prints from Heather Bailey and some Kona cotton solids.
Also adorning the girls’ room and adding to the overall scheme of things is this little gem -
Isn’t it a beauty? I was the lucky recipient of this curvalicious mini quilt from Sam who got my name for the fabulous DQS8 flickr swap. She had taken inspiration from Jean Wells and learned curved piecing. It translates beautifully here and I am so excited to add it to the girls’ room. Thank you Sam! We love it!
And lastly, I found this sheet of wrapping paper at our local bookshop. I squealed quietly to myself while I snapped it up and brought it home. I found a spare Ikea frame hanging around and in no time I had yet one more bit of red, pink and aqua…and it even looks like Japanese fabric.
And if that weren’t enough, I was inspired by the ever-creative and prolific Ashley from Film in the Fridge and her Pretty Quick Pillowcase Tutorial. I wanted to make pillowcases for the girls out of some Heather Ross cottons because they are sooo incredibly soft. With this tutorial, I had these made from cutting to on their bed in about an hour.