So, I realized that there was one friend I had not made a quilt for yet. It's a guy, and I think designing quilts for guys is hard because I feel that most quilts are inherently feminine. I know he is a batik kind of guy, so I thought that a neutral to bring the batiks together would work, hoping that the lighter batiks wouldn't come off as girly. I had a good collection of 6 inch batik squares, so I went with that and used the gray in the same way. I really like how it is coming together and it is easy to piece. The top is actually done now, so all I need to is sandwich and I can begin to quilt.
I will probably stew over quilting design for a while. I always do. Need to get inspired on that to get started.
In the mean time, I also realized I had not made my nieces quilts. so I need to get busy on designing something for them! It being July, I have enough time to do those before the holidays.
The girls share my love for the lullaby, Little Birdie in a Tree, as their mother (my sister) sang it to them as children. In fact, they too have tattoos based on the song. So I am going to try and design quilts with that song in mind. They each like bold colors, which I think will add fun and excitement to the quilts.
I love designing with specific people in mind. Trying to capture their personality in the design is a challenge I really get into.
My sewing studio is on the second floor and Chai is one mobile puppy! She is currently asleep on the sofa downstairs, so I need to check on her every few minutes. A quite puppy is a very suspicious thing, let me tell you. I have become one paranoid puppy mommy. I need to remember to check on her and not get lost in my work too much. Thank goodness, for now she is young enough to sleep quite a bit, as long as she also gets some exercise.
Well, I had better take advantage of the quite to get something accomplished!
Until next time