“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, July 6, 2009

Blasts from the past 3

I made this ladybug quilt for a friend three or four years ago. She went into labor the night before her baby shower and sent her husband in her stead. It was hilarious. He was a little uncomfortable at first, then started getting into all the unwrapping and such. He held up a few outfits and said things like "This is so cute, I bet we won't return it!". He had a roomful of women laughing so hard. It was so sad his wife couldn't have been there for it all.

I made this quilt for Jack right after he got his big boy bed. It's a crazy cut quilt with all the blocks cut at a slight angle. This was one of my first big lessons about mixing fabrics. I used both quilt store fabrics, and fabric store fabrics in this quilt, and the fabric store fabrics have really not held up as well as the others. This is a quilt that is used a lot, washed a lot, and loved a lot. So I really didn't expect it or need it to stay pristine. But some of colors still match my original scraps, and some are unrecognizable. Frustrating considering all the time put into it.

I love this jacket, so much so that it is still hanging in my closet despite the fact that it doesn't fit anyone who lives here. Jack was four when I made it and he wore it for about a year and a half. It is a dark blue corduroy lined with a baseball print and has olive green cording. Not really a water-proof type coat, but warm and toasty and snuggly. It has side pocket and the sleeves roll up for extra growth. I have big plans of making a few of these for my girls this fall.


Jessica Christensen said...

I love seeing your past projects. I suppose I should do some of the same.

I don't really watch TV at night, so I don't have a lot of binding time. I think I have at least eight that need bound. Half of them already have the binding made and sewn on. All that's left is the flipping part. Sad, really. I'll have to experience some growth, I guess.

The 5 Disney Lovers said...

awesome Jill. I LOVE ALL YOUR PROJECTS!!!!!! You do amazing work!! Wish i could do that good. Love seeing all your fun things. Keep them coming.