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Archive for July, 2013

Best Vacation in a long time and a quilt

The Arch - Cabo San Lucas

The Arch – Cabo San Lucas

Hello Friends!

I just got back from celebrating my 10-year anniversary in Cabo San Lucas. It was absolute paradise! We stayed at the Casa Dorado right on the beach, and we could not have been happier. We got to go sport fishing, snorkeling, jet skiing, sleep in, read a book in silence…pure heaven. It was the best vacation I’ve had in a very long time.

But now its time to get back to reality.

I’ve got a lot brewing here. Quilts in various stages and lots of ideas spinning in my head. So definitely stay tuned. Also have a couple big changes coming to the blog…like its location and official web address…so keep your eyes peeled.

Here is a quilt I finished a few months ago but haven’t had the chance to blog about it. This one was for one of my absolute dearest friends and her brand new baby girl.

CC Front

I jumped on the chevron bandwagon and had a ball. I wanted to keep it simple, but playful and really let the quilting show. One of these days I’ll try my hand at all-over meandering, but I just couldn’t resist some diagonal straight stitching on this creamy white solid fabric.

CC Back

The back is a cute little bear flea market print. Great for playing I-spy later when little CC gets older.

CC Baby Leg

Here’s a close up of the quilting on the back. Just straight diagonal lines. I quilted about an eight of an inch on either side of the seams of the chevron blocks. So the skinny lines are about a quarter-inch apart. And of course a little chubby baby leg shows off the quilt perfectly.

I had so much fun putting this one together that it inspired another quilt that I hope to share in a couple of weeks.

I hope you all are well. Again, keep checking back for some moving and shaking coming up soon!

Cheers!

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