Monday, November 19, 2012

New Project

Thanksgiving break is here! I've been home for a couple of days now and have been taking advantage of having nothing to do.

The last week of school was busy. I had a quidditch tournament at CNU last weekend (which was REALLY fun, a lot more fun than Regionals. And we beat UVA too, which always feels nice). The drive was long, and coordinating three cars of hungry QuidKids to a restaurant for dinner was a pain in the bum. But overall, a really nice weekend. It was good playing quidditch for fun for a change, rather than for blood and glory. Classes were rough though. I had a big test on Tuesday and I burned out in studio on Wednesday. I just couldn't motivate myself to get my work done. 

It took me a day of stepping back and doing nothing, then I was good to go on the design front. I've finalized the floorplan of my building, almost finalized the roof, basically finalized the windows, and other odds and ends. I'm making good progress.

But now I'm home, and I managed to get out to my local quilting store. I'm making Flash's sister a couple of baby quilts, and I FINALLY got the fabric. I'm really excited! The color scheme was originally going to be orange and green. But I found this collection with elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and stars that was absolutely perfect. So I added yellow and a splash of blue, and the whole thing is going to come together very nicely. 

The colors! Greens, yellows, blues, and orange. I love those green stars.

I tried to pick fabrics that would work well for both a toddler boy and a baby boy or girl. We've got leaves, stars, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, bubbles...

And robots. I couldn't help myself.

They also had a wicked awesome collection of viking themed fabric. I REALLY wanted to get it, but I have to remind myself that I am poor and need to spend my money on food, not fabric.

I decided that, for this quilt, I'm going to use minky fabric for the back and forego batting. It'll make for a nice lightweight, fuzzy quilt that can easily be carried around the house by tiny hands. For the toddler's quilt, I got a nice fun patterned minky fabric. For the baby, I picked yellow. Partly because I love yellow, partly because it was cheaper :)

Now I just have to wait until I go to Nashville in December to start work on them!

1 comment:

  1. Robots...!!! And elephants! What a lucky kid!