I'm making quilts for some of my friends this year. And, if you are my friend and reading this and don't recieve one it is because 1. you haven't gotten it yet or 2. you know that I often make plans that have a minimal success rate. So. Friends. I have really good people in my life and I am a woefully unpredictable gift-giver. I am no good at wedding gifts unless I'm Really, Really Good. Same goes with birthday gifts (but don't expect one of those because I'm on a sort of a quadrennial schedule-- Olympics style).
The quilt above is for the McGarry's-- Ann actually took these pictures in her house because it was made during those short, dark days in December. It is a pretty straight-forward strip quilt-- dark grey and dark purple Kona cottons split up with patchwork strips in three places. The quilting is zigzagged and the back is Moda quilter's flannel. It is larger than a throw but smaller than a queen. My affinity for them is much, much larger than the quilt implies.
- I am back with my friends at Habit for April! I'm so happy about that. I have been a crappy life documenter during the last few months. Plus, my real life pal Tracy is over there, too, so it kind of feels like we get to hang out.
- Speaking of Tracy-- she and her smarty pants D live in a sweet house house in California that they have been lovingly remodeling for several years. They started a blog documenting some of that love. If you are into non minimal, mid-century with a side of chickens, this is the place for you.
- My friend Melissa made the Portfolio Dress from the new Lisette patterns everyone is so excited about. Melissa makes some great clothes and she knits stuff, too. Over-achiever.
- I am planning on making it to at least one of Susan's booksignings this weekend. You?