Sunday, September 13

tiger

I have been in my own little world lately, a world that doesn't involve much computer time. That's a good thing I guess, but mostly because I've been sucked in a good book, potty training (I haven't changed a diaper since Monday!) and trying to finish some sewing projects--one of which keeps me up at night with excitement! I'm a little dorky that way. I've got two quilts under construction, and then I've got a whole lot of bags to make. But I wanted to share pictures of a blanket I just finished for a good friend who had a baby (4 months ago--I'm a little behind). This new baby carries the middle name of Tiger, which presented an opportunity that could not be passed up!



By the time I finish a project I usually hate it, or doubt if anyone will like it, but now that a week has passed, I like it all over again! I kind of made it up as I went along because planning ahead takes more work, and it's just not how I operate. When I saw the fabrics an idea formed in my mind, I came home and drew it out on my graph paper (maybe I'm more than a little dorky) but then I kept changing the measurements as I went along--fortunately I had just enough fabric. I don't know if I'll ever sew with Minky again, but I found that it works great for the binding!

This afternoon while Tyler was napping and Jeremy was at meetings, I spent awhile cutting out pieces for my next quilt, and Alexis sat at the table keeping herself quietly entertained. I let her have at my scraps, and I'm impressed with her ingenuity. She cut and glued, tied and taped and made little outfits for her barbies. She did it all by herself, and kept at it until she was pleased with the product. What a clever girl!

9 comments:

~Jeneece said...

Love it! and hey...I have a 4 month old!!! teehee.

Reynolds Family said...

Wow, the quilt is AWESOME! But EVERY quilt I have seen you make is awesome. But seriously, I love this one. Tiger. Perfect!

btw, Katelee loves Alexis' barbie outfit. We are so impressed that she made it herself. Like mother like child, eh?

Miss you guys!

t said...

I love all your sewing projects! Very cute tiger quilt. Reading this made me want to pull out my sewing machine and start a project. P.S. I invited myself to Sewing 101 that I guess Breanna talked to you about? It was her right? I'm now starting to doubt the accuracy of the conversation in my head. Oh well, regardless, you should do a sewing basics class for those of us that are "self-taught."

Lindsey said...

K that last comment was me not 't.' Andy and I are taking a photo class and I was signed in under the class name to view everyone's work. Sorry to confuse.

Anonymous said...

alexis is following in your footsteps! beautiful barbie dress. when will you show what a great soccer player she is?

Jessica Munk said...

Cute blankets!! And if you are a dork then so am I! Graph paper?! Genius!! I need to get me some of that! Its awesome that Alexis stuck with it and her creativity gave her a great outcome! :)

The Shill Spill said...

She's got her momma's talent, that's for sure! :) Good work ladies! Muy impressed!

Rachel & Todd said...

That. is. Adorable.
You are incredibly talented Lisa, are you going to sell quilts on your etsy site?

Chelsea Stewart said...

I love your quilt, Lisa! Everything I've seen that has been crafted by your talented hands is A-Mazing. I wish I could do that.