I love Laurie Shifrin's books.
I especially love this pattern, out of this book.
Mmmmm... love it.
So a couple of Bali Pops later, and...
It's not laid out in it's final order yet. I have to make some more blocks.
But what do you think?
Ok, now I have to tell you that I was hunting for the Bali Pops, and I was calling them Bali, pronounced like "Balley" Pops. I never questioned why they were called that.
Then I went to a quilt shop and asked if they had them, and the very nice woman said, "Oh, the Bolly Pops?" and it dawned on me like a brick to the head.
Oh! BOLLY Pop!
Now it makes sense!
We laughed, and I laughed some more at myself for never even questioning what I was calling them.
This is my favorite block.
It looks like a Chinese character in the middle to me.
I thought I wanted the "Green Tea" assortment, but when I saw them in person, I realized that I actually wanted the "Mocha Mint" and the "Cappuccino".
It's a little dark though, maybe I did want that Green Tea after all.
I was making it for a friend of mine, who then said to me, "Don't even give me anything unless it's blue!"
How rude!
Fine. With that attitude, I'll just give it to someone who will appreciate it!


Spring's Busting Out All Over!

I couldn't believe we actually had a sunny day, so I made the Sweet Baboo hang up this Fabfanatic homage for pictures.
Why did it look so huge in the sewing cave?
It's not that big. It's probably...75" x 56".
How strange.
Apparently it shrunk in the dark.
If you're wondering why it looks like it's hanging weird, it's because it is. I hung it on it's side to keep it out of the dirt.
This is what it really looked like.
If you're wondering why I didn't iron it, it's because I'm just that lazy.
And I finished with this baby quilt too.
And the back...
And I used my fancy tags!
Sure, some people, when ordering custom tags, would have ordered something beige. Or taupe. Something that would go with everything.
I ordered black, with hot pink writing.
You know, goes with everything.
I made a little ensemble, with a matching bib and two burp cloths, but I didn't get pictures before wrapping them up pretty.
You'll have to take my word for them.
Or you could ask Princess Petunia.
She shed a few hairs on them.
She wouldn't pose for pictures either.


I Say Happy - You Say Birthday! Happy! ---

Nah nah nah nah nah nah na na...
You say it's my birthday!
Nah nah nah nah nah nah na na...
It's my birthday too, yeah!
I had such a wonderful birthday weekend!
Good food, good friends, tonight is kinda special. Or something like that.
Look what the Sweet Baboo got me!
It's new, it's clean, it's not burned, or shredded, and it's BIG!
My old one was soooo beyond help.
It's been my main workspace for like, seriously, 15 years. I love it, it works perfectly for me.
But after that long, it was showing it's age.
(Thank goodness I'M not!)
The pressing side was burned, and disintegrating. I had covered it with a piece of fabric that I had pinned all around. But I could have probably lived with that, but lately the cutting mat side had given up on me.
It was so worn, when I tried to cut - the blade would just push the fabric into the grooves and not cut through.
I loved my old one!
But THIS baby... THIS!
This is HUGE!
My old one was 12" by 18".
This new one is 17" by 23"!
Have I mentioned that I love it?
So I spent a lot of time this weekend reorganizing my whole sewing cave to accommodate it, and then finished sewing this together.
Yes, it is hanging sideways on the wall. It's just that big. I'll take better pictures when I have light.
So... yeah! Yesterday was my birthday. I had a really good time. I'm spoiled. And old.
Have I left anything out?