So now that you are updated on all the recent goings on in our neck of the woods, let's move on to some crafting!
A couple of months ago I discovered a new blog that I absolutely love called V. and Co. It might just be my favorite blog of all time! I just love Vanessa's style and taste, and all of her projects and creativity, and I've been really inspired by it. Plus she has tons of really fun tutorials and how-to's which is great. Besides all of that, she is a hoot!
There are lots (and lots!) of blogs I like, but many have kind of a more modern-type style. Which is fine, but I really like more of a country/cottagey type of style and when I started looking at all of Vanessa's photos I was like- that's totally me! If you haven't already, click on some of my links and check out V. and Co, you might just get inspired too.
So anyway, since I loved the blog so much, I actually went back and read all of the archives from the beginning. When I saw this Pinwheel Quilt she made from two Moda charm packs, along with easy instructions on how to make the block, I knew I wanted to make on of these quilts, like right now! I've always loved the pinwheel pattern and wanted to do a pinwheel quilt someday, but I thought they could be a little busy looking sometimes. What I love about Vanessa's quilt is that it has a plain white square in between each pieced block, which really shows off each individual pinwheel. A very simple idea, but I probably wouldn't have thought of it if I hadn't seen it done. I had these gorgeous Allspice Tapestry charm packs conveniently lying around, so I just had to go out and get some solid cream fabric to get started. I love the colors in the fabric, lots of pretty light pinks and a gorgeous blue color, plus the cinnamon brown and grassy green. Charm packs are great because you get a little piece of every fabric from the line, and in this one I like them all. So, here are the pinwheel blocks so far. I'm even having thoughts of quilting it myself- other than just x's or in the ditch. We'll see if I'm really brave enough to do that.
I realize that you might be thinking to yourself- doesn't she have another unfinished quilt laying around somewhere?! Well, ahem, yes, more than one actually! When it comes to crafting, I kind of just have to work on whatever I'm in the mood for when inspiration strikes!
Update on the Christmas quilt- the blocks are all sewn and I just have to sew the top together and send it off to my longarm quilter. It may actually be done by Christmas!