I started on the quilt that I promised to make for Elizabeth and her wonderful boyfriend, Lee, who I love almost as much as Elizabeth. The only glitch is that Lee has a terrible aversion to brown, and we kinda made the quilt very brown-centric. Whatever, Lee, don't you even think about looking a gift quilt in the mouth!
These are the 12"x12" squares, all nice and ironed:
I am crazy for that chocolate brown and dark brown stripe...I should order lots of it before it dissapears like every fabric that I fall in love with. I think that this quilt is going to look a bit like a bunch of fancy chocolate bon-bons jumbled together...the binding is this adorable caramel candy stripe. Mmmmm....
And I thought you guys would get a kick out of this, which is my further public acknowedgement of my "Rogue Quilter" status. I already explained when I made "My First Quilty" that I actually have no earthly idea how a proper quilt is constructed. I just kind of, let's say, intuitively went about it the way that seemed to make sense, and I was very happy with the results. Now comes the real testament to my true roustabout streak, and the proof that I would indeed be hanged by the "real" quilters at the "real" quilt store:
I use LP's to trace my squares. I don't know why this feels so...illegal...but it does.
I used one of my two very favorite LP jackets, which are beloved decorations as well, to make Liz's squares today. These things will never stop cracking me up. I want for them to follow me to every place that I ever live for the rest of my life:
I found "He Touched Me" first, and then MONTHS later I found "We're just a little singin' band". Granted, at the same thrift store, but still.
Another highlight of this afternoon is a package that came from my dear friend Jenny, who is in Athens making beautiful ceramic things, and who I love very much.
Granted, she does work at a book store, but goodness gracious! What a haul! Thank you so, so much Jenny. I know you don't read this blog, really, but maybe one day you will be bored and head on over here.
Project Runway tonight, which I'm sure that all of you already know, and I'm going to make a nice dinner. And cupcakes. Have you noticed I'm exploiting every opportunity to make cupcakes that I possibly can? Etsy-versary: Cupcakes. Project Runway Night: Cupcakes.
Your Rogue Quilting and Cupcake Addicted Partner-in-Crime