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Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Lavender Day

For awhile now I've been exchanging blocks with my Fabric Pen Pal. We started with Half-Square triangles and look what what we are exchanging now. Hexie flowers.
Diamant has sure made an extra special hexie. I feel bad as I just sewed up some scraps, in pink no less, and sent them off. Then I receive this absolutely fabulous flowers! I'm going to have to up my game.
This deserve a quilt just for them selves. Thank you Diamant!

In other news, I found out one of my younger cousins is having a baby girl. And of course I was super excited! I started thinking up a quilt, bought some beautiful faded shabby-chic like florals in a pinky-peachy color. I thought they were fabulous, we all know how I am afraid of color, so anything that looks like it has been washed a hundred times is right up my alley.
Then I contacted them parents to be. You'll never guess... Daddy (my cousin) doesn't want to use pink! So they are going with lavender and sage green.
Well there goes that pinky-peach purchase! That should teach me to buy fabric!
Then I happen to see a finished quilt-top in the UFO basket.
Yup, I have the perfect quilt for my cousin's new baby girl! Is this not exactly the colors they are going to use!? Perfect!
So I added the two borders and found the perfect backing (sorry, will have to show you after I quilt it) and after I quilt it up, it'll be more than perfect.
If it wasn't for Lori having a sew-along, I would be back a square one trying to figure out a lavender quilt. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Thank You Lori!

Off to do some sewing! I've got streets and streets of red houses and a lavender quilt to occupy my day.

Take care, Brandie


Carrie P. said...

I is hard to tell on the lavender flower, but is it ribbon embroidery?
Oh, the purple quilt will be perfect for the new baby.

Linda said...

Hexie flowers are way cute!!! Well, that gorgeous quilt worked out perfect!!

Lori said...

I love your hexxy swap! So cool!!

The perfect quilt for the new baby!