Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Cabin by the Sea (& a Feature!)
I have a tendency to admire fabric from afar. I love to see the new collections announced and discussed by other bloggers. I even visit online shops and place favorite prints in my basket before deleting them since I figure our mortgage payment should probably take higher priority than my hobby. But every now and then I watch and wait and finally decide that I just have to own a piece of the magic. So last month I decided to spring for a grab bag of Heather Ross's beautiful Mendocino line.
It lives up to the hype, I must say. The colors are vibrant, and the feel of the fabric is so soft and lovely. Since I only had a small amount, I decided to make a wall hanging for the girls' room...a simple, slightly off-center log cabin made out of 2 1/2 inch strips with a scrap of fabric at the center. I backed the quilt in a grey solid and bound it in a teal print from Denyse Schmidt's Daisy Mae collection.
I'm so happy with the way this turned out, and my daughters are delighted. In fact, when I showed the finished quilt top to Bunny, she gasped and then said, "Can I hug it?"
As for the excitement that I mentioned yesterday, my Abacus Baby Quilt is the featured tutorial today at Sew Can She. If you haven't visited this website yet, you will definitely want to drop by. Caroline collects sewing tutorials from around the web and emails subscribers with a link to a new project every day. There are some fantastic tutorials out there!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday.