Maybe Matilda: April 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Purses. Purses! PURSES!

I . . . can't . . . stop . . . sewing . . . purses.

Once you make one, you're hooked. (Word to the wise: don't even begin unless you can keep going and going and going . . . ) They've been a lot of fun to make--starting with a simple design, adding cute details, changing each one a little from the one you made before.
Just as addictive as the purses themselves are the little flowers I can't resist adding to each one. Am I too old to wear this sort of thing in my hair?
Snag these bags at www.maybematilda.etsy.com!
read more "Purses. Purses! PURSES!"

Pure Joy! Butterfly Quilt

This quilt began as a gift for a little toddler friend until her mother mentioned that she planned to sew her little girl a birthday quilt--I can't compete with a quilt stitched with a mother's love :-) 
 I thought the butterflies were perfect for such a spunky kid . . . she's so active, funny, and bright, and I wanted to represent that here. The butterflies are raw-edge appliqued, which means they'll fray slightly around the edges over time, which will make it look even more cozy and loved.

See more pictures here!




read more "Pure Joy! Butterfly Quilt"

Summer Breeze Quilt

I guess I just can't get enough of these colors from my last quilt, so I'm using them again! Instead of repetitive, we'll call it clever planning . . . now a nice little set of sisters can have coordinating quilts.

Again with the patchwork on the back--I just love carrying over the design from the front this way! I had a ton of fun making this quilt, which was my first complete improvisation . . . no pattern, no trying to follow a picture, just winging it and seeing what happened. I love how it came out!

Check it out at www.maybematilda.etsy.com
read more "Summer Breeze Quilt"

Loopy Lanes Stacked Coins Baby Quilt

Although this is by no means a new design, I think it's one of those old classics that still manages to look surprisingly fresh and modern . . .

I love the colors in this quilt! I think pink and green are so sweet for a little girl's room, and the little splashes of brown and blue keep it from looking too cutesy or baby-ish, don't you think? And I love a little extra on a quilt backing--doesn't that stripe on the back add so much?

I'll secretly be a little sad to see this one go.

Check it out at my shop: www.maybematilda.etsy.com
read more "Loopy Lanes Stacked Coins Baby Quilt"