Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In My Brain (as opposed to my hoop)

My hoop is still busy with monsters, but my brain is forming a quilt queue and thinking patterns.
Also in my brain is the theme song from my latest streaming netflix find; they rhyme secret with secret, I call that lazy.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sneak Peek- The Bumper

When she heard I was making a bumper, my mom called to make sure that I knew the bumper my kids had was garbage.  She was making sure I knew that it wasn't what a bumper should be.  I knew.  Our bumper was maybe as much as 4 bucks at IKEA almost six years ago.  It didn't do much to stop kids from bumping into bars; it acted more as a barrier so their little legs didn't get stuck between the bars as much.  It still happened plenty.  Once they started kicking there were plenty of nights and naps interrupted by screams of trapped knees. 
That said, our bumper still worked essentially like a bumper, but it was 4 dollar IKEA ugly.
This bumper will be the opposite on both counts.
I'm planning two layers of high loft batting and it's so not ugly.
I laid it out the other night, and managed to piece the front the other day during nap overlap.  (Our guest is still around during the day, I moved my sewing machine to my room for now.) Last night I got half of the monsters finished.  Soon enough, I'll be quilting it.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sneak Peek- The Binding

When telling me what colors she wanted, the Mom-to-be also asked for some black and white on the binding.  No pictures of the whole thing yet, but it looks great! [...if I do say so myself :) ] The black and white adds a great touch to the little quilt.  It gives it some more personality.  And we know I love personality in quilts.

Doesn't it look great?  Good call on the binding, Mom-to-be!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

In my Hoop

I purposely chose this picture as you can kinda almost see slivers of monsters.  But it gives a good sense of the colors; nearly every fabric is here, I think only three aren't.  No, take that back, there are only two you can't see.  And the monsters of course.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sneak Peek- Quilt Top

This quilt is going to be like the monster quilt in my etsy shop, but different fabrics and a broader color palette.  I assembled the quilt top yesterday, and today when everyone is sleeping I will start on the monsters.  I'm pretty excited for the next step. 
 One fun thing about it being custom is that I'm able to etsystalk my customer's favorites and see what kinds of monsters she likes so I can put similar on the quilt and bumper.  There's some awesome monster baby stuff on etsy.
 I am torn about showing pictures.  Technically this order is a gift, even if she did pick it out herself.  But, a quilt blog with no quilt pictures isn't very fun.  So to satisfy my two theories, I'll be posting some in progress shots but no clear obvious here's-what-it-looks-like shots until after it's been gifted.
So here's the first of the sneak peeks: