Tuesday, October 21, 2008

pigtails + triangles

I've been waiting so long for these!!!

triangles by you.

And, inspired by the autumn colours outside our window, I have stitched these triangles up and laid them all out on our wall using a bit of scotch tape. They are now ready to be sewn all together with a muslin border all in between. I miss having a blanket around to hand-quilt - it's been a while - and now that the days are chilly and the nights are growing so dark I have found myself craving the satisfying activity of hand-quilting something cozy.

My tree quilt will be a long time coming before it is ready to be hand-quilted, although this is intentional. (It is meant to be a slow project.) I was suprised how quick these triangles are compared to making all those little trees! And I appologise to all of you who have sent me sweet notes regarding the making of trees with me, for I have still to get together my scraps and instructions to send to all of you. Another thing in the back of my head each day to do... they are coming I promise!

It is my way to have dozens of projects all happening simultaneously - but recently I've been feeling a need to write lists as I feel like I haven't been keeping track of all my things very well lately. I really need to find some time to tidy up my workspace, and get organised both inside and out.

15 comments:

happyowlglass said...

So cute! And I'm so envious--someday my Maisy will have enough hair to make pigtails...

kribss said...

love seeing little ones with pigtails- so sweet!

Alissa Nicolau said...

The pigtails are adorable!

The triangles are amazingly beautiful and addicting. Addicting because now I want to make some! You just keep making your lists and giving us all little prods as to which way our creative selves should lean, okay?!

Lindsay said...

Your daughter is so precious! I love that sweater on her, particularly the buttons!

The triangle quilt looks like it will be beautiful! I like all of the warm reds and oranges.

melissa said...

oh, adelaide is sooooooo adorable!

and those squares are just so yummy!

amandajean said...

the cuteness is killing me!!! your daughter and the quilt. oh. man.

Kathy said...

Your daughter is lovely and especially so with the pigtails. I also like the triangles and your color sense.

Heather said...

Her pigtails are so adorable and I LOVE her sweater! Those buttons are so beautiful! All the colors in this post are amazing.

becks said...

i love you. both!

kate said...

your daughter is too cute! and those triangles look amazing- i think i finally feel ready to start my first quilt. so inspiring!

Dallas said...

What a cutie! I love the different buttons on her sweater. Great colors on the quilt. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

A Print A Day said...

i love her gymboree sweater :)

nicole said...

my word, what a cutie!

jessica said...

what a beautiful quilt that will be! you've laid it out really nicely. i was wondering, is it too late to join in on the tree fun? and i also wanted to sign up to be notified when journey books are available :-).

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