So if you follow me on Twitter you saw me have way too much fun this weekend. What did I do? I actually made a quilt for myself. Not for work or a kid. But for me!
I finished it up last night and we stopped this morning to take some pictures.
I love his little front toofies.
Oh, right, the quilt.
I definitely got some odd looks this morning. There were tons of people at the beach. No wind+no rain+some sun+not too cold=beach. I also had a couple of super nice ladies come up and oogle at the quilt and chat.
I got a little giggle out of the fact that the three FQ bundles I had to make the quilt were the exact colors of one of the versions in the book. I knew what I was going to do with the Castle Peeps FQs when I snatched them up at Sample Spree in Minneapolis. It just took me until now to actually make the quilt. I mixed in some random solids from my shelves. I honestly couldn’t tell you what color or manufacturer they are, but they all worked really well!
So, yeah, the quilt is actually upside down here. This has got to be my favorite tree stump ever. You’ve seen it before by either a) living near me and frequenting the same beach/park or b) here.
I wanted to get a better shot of the whole quilt but the seagulls did not want to give up their perch and unfortunately the Quilt-Stand-With-Feet that I had along with me is three and just a smidge too short. But he was more than happy to snuggle up:
Here you can see the backing. I love that print (ok, I love them all).
So how many of you are now cringing at all the dirty things I threw the quilt over? You mean city seawalls and dead trees aren’t pristine and clean?
I also saw this this morning… which perhaps is one of those things that was cooler in person than it is in a picture, but I just love the texture of the sand underneath the water (towards the bottom of the pic) and the way the light on the tide ripples makes the neatest blobby colors (at the top).
I’m planning on taking a good chunk of time to make quilts for myself this summer inbetween playing at the beach and in the splash/wading pools. We’ll see if that actually happens.
Back to reality now… Market is t-minus how many days?? (please don’t tell me)