The Longest Post Thus Far...
This is the beginning of a beautiful Queen size quilt for my friend Jessica B from Etsy. We've been going back and forth over the details for about 3 months and she has been very patient with schedule interruptions due to a very exciting and very secret project from the month of May. Finally I made it to our local quilt shop and gathered Amy Butler, Heather Bailey and Moda together and decided it was a good thing. I'd love to use one designer exclusively but its so much easier for me to match fabrics when they are in my hands rather than online and unfortunately, its hard to find an entire line at one store.
So with washing, pressing and cutting out of the way, the pretty rectangles are ready to be organized and pieced. We are just waiting on one fabric from an online order before we proceed. I am hoping to tackle this beast and be finished with it in two weeks but I tend to overshoot. I am in love with these fabrics so I think I'm going to have to pretend I'm making it for myself until its shipped to its rightful owner! (These pics are in bad light but their floor time was limited.)
How cute is my son! He was playing with my craft box when he heard me open the back door and out he ran with his fists still tightly closed around some Love, Elsie ribbon and coordinating markers. He has good taste at least.
These are up in the shop.
Sebastian's first baseball game and all he wanted to do was read his ABC book. I don't blame the kid. We went with some friends from church and had a great time.
I'm also working on an album for my Grandmother. Its about their 50th Anniversary so it's going to include photos of them growing up, getting married, growing older and finally culminating in a ton of pages about the cruise we all went on in 2003. I've only finished these first two pages (minus the journaling) but I'm using KI's 'Just Married' collection as well as others that coordinate so it's going to look good no matter what I do to it. I'm trying to do something they'll appreciate so I'm staying away from funky ideas and sticking to Lo's that are easy on the eyes and flow well.
Does anyone else feel like taking on a whole album is harder than just doing one page at a time? Other than having to gather all of your matching product, you have to think so much ahead so that it doesn't feel choppy. I think its probably like writing a book.
So, what are your secrets? How do you all start your LO's whether they are part of a predetermined album or not?
I'll be taking this album with me when we visit at the end of July so I need to get moving! Thanks for reading...