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?
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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!

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

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.

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