Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Another Liberty Quilt

I started another quilt!  Instead of doing a Liberty sampler quilt, I decided to play around with triangles.  I was inspired by Rita's quilt and followed this pattern.

These blocks are really fun to make!  I made the blocks out of Liberty scraps, remnant pieces, and Liberty fabrics that were given to me by friends and family.  The fabrics in Rita's quilt don't match and they look fabulous together!  (I have realized that some people are completely gifted in this area.  Jessica, you are one of these people.)  I wanted to experiment with fabrics that don't match and can't wait to see how the quilt develops.

I had fun making cards a couple of weeks ago.  I decided to use my sewing machine and vintage buttons to make the flowers on the Mother's Day cards we sent out.  It created a cool effect.

I think spring has finally REALLY arrived in Copenhagen.  It's about time!

Yesterday Ethan started rolling oranges all over the house.  Chase just goes with the flow.  I love this pup.

My sister- and brother-in-law are in town, visiting from Seattle.  They brought the gorgeous weather with them and we are all having a blast together.  They planned their whole European vacation around Ethan's birthday--they wanted to make sure they were here for it.  What cuties!

It is hard to believe that Ethan will turn one year old tomorrow!  I have been thinking back about life one year ago--playing the waiting game, enjoying time with my mom-in-law, running to Ikea at the last minute to get Ethan's room set up, laaaaaaaaaaaaabor, and then the day that Ethan was born.  That day (pain and all) was the best day of my life.  I loved meeting the little guy for the first time.  I am feeling very thankful this morning.

Hope you all have a great week!


Casey and/or Julianna said...

Lovely cards! I've always admired your creativity- even way back in junior high when during a slumber party, you decided we all needed to make quilts. (Not that I think about it, what 13 year old makes quilts?!)

Susan Nudelman said...

I too, can't believe Ethan is already one. What a sweetheart he is! I love his smile!

I'm glad I benefited from your card-making! It is on my windowsill above the sink.

And finally, I'm afraid I've abandoned my quilt project for now. Maybe I'll take it up again in the future. I was truly enjoying it, but I've moved on to new projects!

Love, Mom Kiss my grandbaby, please!

PS My "word verification" word is "pawfun"...sounds like something Chase and Sofie like!

Dacia said...

love your cards!! so glad you have fam around on e's special day. way to go to the pair of you for making it through the 1st year!

Anonymous said...

Nice cards! Nice quilt! NICE BOY!!! Love you babes. Keep it up!

lola said...

hi there!! so fun to connect over blogger! what a fun record of your projects & travels! i'll have to check back in to keep up with your adventures!