Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but I have a bit of a problem-- I can’t go anywhere near flannel without reaching out and stroking it. And our flannel is especially nice to touch! So when Big Sky Lodge arrived I started thinking about which quilt I wanted to make. Snapshots was an easy choice: it uses plaid in the borders, and is blue (two more things I’m partial to). I also loved that it showcases the animal print just beautifully.
Quilt blog entries for month: October 2012
I certainly love red, white and blue as well as plaids, special weaves and images from nature. The chevron is especially a favorite as well. Crooked Trail reminded me of a forest setting, and a "not so deliberate" trail that seems to always recreate itself. Usually crooked, the path is determined by the terrain itself rarely being straight. Also, the peaks and valleys of the chevron design bring to mind hills and valleys difficultly traveled.
When it came time to design Big Sky Lodge, I knew immediately I wanted to design a flannel group that was more masculine in nature, yet still gender neutral. We get lots of comments and requests and believe me, we do hear you and we do listen. In my time here, the few flannel groups we’ve had have been feminine and or baby themed, so it was definitely time for a more masculine group.
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I’m a sucker for tags…all sorts of tags. So when I saw the Teddy and Frosty Gift Tags Pattern Download by Sipiweske Quilt Designs I fell in love. They are incredibly adorable and several people in the office have been eyeing them, so I have to be on guard to make sure they don’t mysteriously disappear!
Boy, I sure don’t know how I got anything done before my son came along. At three he is in the “helping” stage and wants to help with EVERYTHING. God forbid any one flushes the toilet or throws anything in the trash themselves because apparently those are his jobs. Quilting, it seems, is not exempt from his help. I was trying to get my Autumn Berries Table Runner, from the book My Runners, finished up in time to decorate with it this year (I thought it was the perfect pattern for our Maple Skies collection) when Tyler jumped the baby gate and came running into my sewing room to “help”.
Here are a few pictures of him helping me. Needless to say, my sewing for the day was finished shortly after he helped me! Instead we did his new favorite thing, turned on some music and danced!