And now for something completely different...
Starting work on a commission today with one of my least favorite colors. Fortunately I like a challenge. Going to be using a pattern by @victoriafindlaywolfe that I’ve been eyeballing for a while.
I want striped red and white fabric for part of the quilt but can’t find one I like. So I’m going to make one! Stay tuned! ❤️
I’ve been having such a nice time catching up on UFOs the last couple weeks. I couldn’t wait to revisit this project that I started months ago for my good friend @fabrichick. I am so pleased with how this turned out. From the feather to the shape to the quilting to the pom pom fringe to the asymmetrical zipper on the back, this is one of my favorite pillows I’ve ever made.
I modeled this pillow after a mini quilt I made for @marymenzerdesigns years ago. A lot has changed since I made that mini. When I made that quilt it was at a particularly dark time in my life. That feather represented a search for something to hold onto. This one is for all that I’ve found in the last few years. It was nice to revisit the feather theme with fresh eyes and a happier heart. I know Daryl will take good care of this guy for me.
Feather from @nohatsquilts’ #dreamcatcherquilt pattern.
I think the thing I love the most about cutting fabric for #EPP is when you see things that you’ve known for so long in an entirely new way.
Working at @andoverfabrics, I work closely with fabrics from designers like @alisonglass everyday. I must have looked at this print from #sunprint2018 dozens of times over the last year, and just a few days ago found another way to use it by creating a shwoopty-doop (technical EPP term) with the the loops in the octopus tentacles.
Stuff like this is what keeps me motivated to keep sewing, even when it starts to feel more like work than fun. I know it’s not an earth shattering discovery, but it makes me smile when I find new ways to use fabrics I’ve used a hundred times before.