But sadly the laundry and dishes fairy didn't visit our house this weekend, so it will have to just sit there looking pretty.
This is the fabric for my next quilt pattern. I've had the design all worked up in my head (another one I dreamt up while nursing Scarlet in the wee hours of the morning) and on EQ for a while, and I am really excited to see it actualized in fabric.
Speaking of things looking pretty... here is Miss Scarlet in her new hat.
My friend Jen made it... we're doing a little trade; I'm making her daughter a quilt, and she's making my kiddos little hats. I know how to crochet blankets (or I used to at least), but nothing fancy like this. I REALLY want to learn to knit... anyone know a good "teach yourself to knit" resource?
And thank you for all the encouragement with the coming very soon French Kisses pattern. :) It's nearly complete! I just have the finishing directions to add... oh, and it'd probably be good to get the quilt back from Lindsay (at Eileen Quilts) and take a pretty cover photo. I'm trying to think of Parisian places I can take it to... I'll have to keep thinking.
Sharon from Lilabelle Lane was so sweet to ask her husband to make me a quilt along button...
It's in the sidebar, but feel free to grab one!
Fabric requirements again:
10 light fat quarters as background (+ one quarter yard for border pieces)
10 medium/dark fat quarters
-- OR --
2 5/8 background yardage (includes border pieces)
and a layer cake or 10 medium/dark fat quarters
2 1/2 yds for the outer border (if you want to miter your corners)
5/8 yd. binding (cut at 2 1/4")
5 yds backing (will be more than enough to create the extra needed to send it to a long-armer if you'd like -- I used some extra fat quarters for my backing + 3 yds I believe)