Here's a small finish I've managed this past week. The last of a set of three sibling/practice FMQ minis.
I went 6 days without even turning on my machine. An unintentional quilting fast that did not make me happy! But life is busy. And life as a mom is super busy. This past week we started our birthday season (4 birthdays and our anniversary within 5 weeks)-
|Starting with the baby who turned 9.|
-and cramming all the last minute dentist appointment, eye exam, haircut and shopping that it takes to get this gorgeous girl ready to go back to college for her sophomore year.
|So going to miss having her home. ... And I think she wins at selfies.|
But amidst all the craziness it was nice to have a small project to work on and finish. Honestly, I didn't really try to stretch myself with this project. I just let the name take center stage and used the surrounding negative space to practice and improve some favorite designs.
The quilting just melts into the busy, colorful back.
As I said, this is the last of a set which will go to a group of siblings. Oliver has a younger sister named Violet and a younger brother named Henry.
Collectively, they have a new baby brother named Teddy who will be getting an Elephant Baby Quilt if I ever get it quilted.
Right now in my machine is another mini - this one for a Instagram swap using text fabrics. Here's a sneak peak.
I'm loving these tiles ala Angela Walters but undecided on how to quilt the print squares. Why is it that I'm better with negative space than the actual quilt blocks? Hmm... no idea.
Hope your summer is winding down in a joyful way.