selected the fabric, everything was looking up. Dad was finishing his cancer treatments and the feedback from the doctors was very positive. I am still in shock that 2 months later he is no longer with us. I wish now I hadn't let life get in the way. I regret that I did not make time to sit down and get it made for him. Now, it can only be my requiem for a man I will miss for the rest of my life.
While I was home with my mother she expressed a desire that I still make the quilt so, as soon as I got home I set to work. The blocks came together easily enough but the bottom piece gave me a bit of trouble.
Once I put the dark brown piece on, the quilt came together. I added a bit of rick-rac as a feminine touch for Mom since she is the person who will now use the quilt.
And, while I do love the idea of my own handwritten label, I think I am going to have a graphic artist friend design a real label that I will have printed at Spoonflower.
tutorial. It was quick, easy and I love the results. Just be aware that since my iPad has a case, I made the cozy bigger than the measurements in the tutorial. It fits beautifully and it matches my quilty-poo.
This fabric is called Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun and I have coveted it ever since I first found her sight on Etsy. Unfortunately, the fabric was a tad too expensive for my budget, so I just admired it from afar. Since then, Michael Miller scooped her up and her designs just barely came out this month. I bought a yard each and plan to buy some in each colorway. Most of the top online fabric sights now carry it. I bought mine from Harthorne Threads, but I know Fabricworm carries it as well. I love this fabric so much, I almost can't see myself cutting into it...almost.