I’m so excited to find some of my blog buddies are now Pinterest buddies as well. It’s one of the most wonderful things I discovered this summer. That, and Mr. Right’s homemade chocolate chip and pecan cookies topped with chocolate-banana icing. Those are pretty spectacular as well. (Now you know why I’m failing miserably at Project 115? But I AM going back to spin again tonight for the THIRD time this week.)
But back to Pinterest… I’ve been a quilting fool this summer… working on three simultaneously. Mr. Right told me this weekend that the difference between men and women is that a man would start and finish one quilt before he starts another. How boring is that? I know you agree with me… I’m too A.D.D. to commit to just one. Besides, I hope to finish my pink/brown quilt next week while he’s out of town (that I started in 2008… I finished piecing it within a month but never got around to doing the quilting part and instead picked up another quilt… and a master’s degree… and a husband). After that I’ll be down to a very manageable two. So there you go.
But back to Pinterest. Here’s some quilts I’ve discovered on there that make my heart race right now:
This chevron quilt… love the colors and the pattern, which is so hot right now.
I’ve never thought about adding ruffles to a quilt… but maybe I could do a completely ruffled blanket? Or maybe the lower third ruffles and the top two-thirds quilted? Oh the possibilities! (and the yellow and gray color… still my favorite)
Confession: I’ve never actually sewn a ruffle. But I had never made a yo-yo before July, so it’s just a matter of practice. And sweet-talking my sister to teach me how.
Speaking of yo-yo’s… this is officially the prettiest yo-yo quilt I’ve ever seen.
On second thought, that may not be yo-yo’s, it kind of looks like crochet. Which I’m terrible at. But you could still make the pattern with yo-yo’s.
This is exquisite, and I love the monochromatic color. I’m not sure it falls into the quilt category, but it’s my blog, so I’m putting it in anyway. I have no idea how to make that, and I doubt I ever will.
One of my current quilts is a scrappy quilt, and while making it I discovered these circles on a black background… and now I want to change my current one completely (the grass is always greener… especially when your hand-quilts take a year to produce). But I’m already too far along, so I’ll add this one to my ever-growing quilt wish list, and maybe one of my future nieces or nephews will receive one like this:
Or maybe circles on a white background instead:
I don’t know if non-crafty people really “get” a girl’s need to create something. This has become a hobby that is so fulfilling, such a great creative outlet. And someday, every single one of my family members and friends will have a Bethe Original as a birthday present. It just may take awhile. Like decades.