I know, 2 posts in 2 days...how strange! :) I am slowly getting back into a groove, and realized this morning I totally forgot to share some pics of the kids on Easter. It was a super simple Easter this year...just the four of us. I was supposed to head to sunrise service, but we stayed up too late the night before and I woke up just as the service was starting....bummer because I do enjoy sunrise service on Easter. Anyway, for family and friends, a few pics of the kids searching for eggs in the garden. They were a little nervous that the Easter bunny would think we were still in Germany, but I assured them that he'd find us. And he did.
They went straight out after waking up. No breakfast or anything. They wanted to go straight out in their pjs, but it was a little cool, so I asked them to atleast get some clothes on. I think they dug in the dirty clothes hamper and pulled out the first thing they touched..so sorry about the not so schnazzed up pics. This is just how it went down this year!
Hubby and I realized how sad it will be when they stop believing in all this (Easter bunnies, flying reindeer....). Such innocence and sweetness, I tell you. I do sometimes feel weird basically lying to them about all this...but I think it is these moments in childhood that are the most precious, and believing and having faith are two wonderful things, don't you think?
Alright, enough mushy mom stuff. On to some stitching...
I wanted to quickly share this little series of quilt tops I am working. They just sort of happened, like most things I make do. While unpacking the boxes I had stored in the quest room since we moved here, I found this fabric. I can remember I bought this on ebay years ago in a lot of odd cuts from a manufacturer. In the description, they did not note that these were odd cut pieces. They just put the total yardage in the listing, so I was thinking I would get full yardage pieces to use for children's clothes. Well, not...so these odd cuts sat in a box all this time. Now that I am having a blast making quilts (well mostly quilt tops so far! I really need to get to quilting again! The tops are mounting up!), I was excited to find these pieces and snuck in some sewing time between my orders to get some piecing in. I kept finding so many fabrics to coordinate with this print (the good and bad side of having my fabrics organized by color!) that I ended up putting together a bunch of stacks and realized it was the perfect opportunity to do my first quilt series. So here are the beginnings of the first two quilt tops.
These were both just pieced as I went along...no planning. They are super simple quilts, nothing new here. But fun none the less! I am not sure if they are done yet...I have not decided how large I want these quilts to be....or even if I want them all the same size, as I like the idea of offering them in varying sizes for different uses. Right now they are great crib or lap size. I do think making atleast one or two twin bed sized would be cute. I can remember when I was nursing my kids at night, I'd always grab a big cozy blanket that would cover my legs while we were in the rocker or an arm chair. So a generous twin would be great for those cozy moments as well. We'll see how the series develops...
So far, it will be a series of 6. Here are the other fabric stacks I put together.
I love how the look and feel of the quilt totally changes based on the complimentary fabrics used.
Since this little series came together in such a spontaneous way, I think it is perfect for my project improv project.
Alrighty then, off I go. The sewing machine is calling my name. Actually Photoshop is calling even louder but I am going to ignore his voice and get to my girl...sewing is so much more fun! :)
I'll see you all back here tomorrow for Freebie Fridays, okay!