After being that inspired at the quilt festival,
I knew that I would need to push myself
to get back to work on this quilt.
I was thinking about adding a white border,
but I started feeling that it might be more
interesting if pink or gray fabric is used
instead to match the teeny tiny blocks.
I thought the pink/brown polka dots fabric
would work well for this border, but I didn't
have enough of it left to make the entire
border made of the fabric, so I picked pink
solid fabric for the top and bottom edges of
the border and added applique on it.
I'm really happy with the result so far :)
I'm debating whether I should keep it
or list it in my shop. Although it would
look really cute in my sewing space for sure,
it might serve a better purpose by
wrapping a little baby girl somewhere
in the world... but can I part with it..?
Hmm.. I'm so indecisive.
Here is a pincushion I made for my friend Izumi
who grows the BEST tomatoes ever in her garden.
Once you get used to eating her sweet tomatoes,
you really can't enjoy other tomatoes anymore.
Now that Joe is used to Izumi's tomatoes,
he doesn't eat tomatoes in his bento box unless
they are Izumi's, but I can't blame him,
because her tomatoes are just sooo much better.
I am really excited to tell her why I picked
these fabrics. First of all, I love her tomatoes,
so I had to include a tomato there with a heart
pin right next to. And I had to use
the cat fabric because she loves cats.
And then lastly, the toast fabric was necessary
because she made me sandwiches which
tasted soooo good after walking for hours
at the quilt festival. And the reason for
the cheese is that she made me yummy
pasta with some Parmesan cheese on
when I was starving a while ago.
The bottom of the pincushion is pink,
which is her favorite color. Hehe,
I think she'll enjoy hearing these or maybe
I will be the one enjoying the most telling this, haha :D
If you want to make a pincushion like that,
here is a pattern for you :)