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Delicious work in progress

 Almost finished with this quick and satisfying quilt project. It just needs binding, and it will be ready for a full reveal. Lemurs and linen and straight-line quilting. Yum. 

Fabric is Lagoon by Rashida Coleman-Hale (not pictured, also a print from Melody Miller’s Kicks collection), Essex linen in Pickle, and Kona in Ash, my current favorite background color. 

Thread is isacord in a color called Baguette, which I’m pretty sure I purchased just for the name, but look how perfectly it sets off the Ash. 

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Workin’ It Wednesday

work in progress Wednesday and I thought I’d be much further along with my linen and pinks quilt, but here is the top so far. The center panel has been entirely pieced and pressed, but it still needs a chunky linen border. 

   The pattern is from Rashida Coleman-Hale, of course, because she hearts linen, from the book “I 💙 Patchwork.” It is a lap quilt, that she did in shades of turquoise and yellow, although I’m wondering how weird it would look if I bordered it to be bed sized.  

  

I used bright pink, coral, and yellow fabrics, including some of my faves from Tula Pink’s Eden collection and True Colors, plus a funny little constellation pattern from Spoonflower.

Maybe by Finished Friday, this puppy will be ready to make a reappearance?

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Flying colors on a cloudy day

i completed this baby playmat slash quilt last week on a rainy day, just in time for it to never be cloudy again. 😢 I love weather; it makes no sense for me to live in Southern California. 

I used a layer cake of Flying Colors by Momo for Moda (love love love Momo), and some cloudy blue linen (Essex cotton linen from Robert Kaufman) to do the back and the appliqués. First time doing appliqué and it was fun. Especially fun quilting around them. It makes them puff up even more after washing and gives the clouds and raindrops a cool texture. That’s important for babies. They can’t read. Interesting textures are all they have for entertainment. 

   
    
  
 

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February? 

Oh man, I have so many projects completed that I need to catch up on documenting. 

But first, look at this seam. Look at that corner alignment!! I did that. And I thought it was photo-worthy. That’s where I’m at. 

   I’m also getting very into linen (obviously). Been reading up on zakka-style, etc. can’t wait to finish this current project and show it off.