First, I have to say how much I admire all of you young mothers who manage to get so much sewing accomplished with little helpers at home. I babysat my 2 granddaughters last week, ages 2 and 4, thinking I may have a little time to sew every day during naps and bedtimes. Somehow the time disappeared or I was just too exhausted at the end of the day to do anything other than put my feet up! I enjoyed every minute of it, but to those of you who think I get a lot accomplished, it's nothing compared to what you do!
I had my challenge done early for the STL Modern Quilt Guild, which was revealed this Saturday. We had several choices for inspiration and I chose the song "Yellow Submarine". As a super, duper uper (I've been with kids all week!) Beatles fan, it was the perfect inspiration for a quilt idea that's been on my mind.
My quilt is called "We Never Lived In A Yellow Submarine" and represents the 5 homes we have lived in. The house block is from Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman.
I included a girl...
and a boy to represent our 2 children...
For the roof, I printed out each address on a printable fabric sheet.
My practice block landed on the back to represent the next house. I found this wonderful scrap from an old Sweetwater line, "Make Life", and fussy cut my favorite adjectives for the future.
Here's the full back. Now I need to find a good spot to hang it!
So this week I'm off on a much anticipated quilting retreat. I've got a new project cut, my Dresden Fans, and a few UFOs to work on.
My camera's packed, so I hope to be back with some inspiring pictures! Have a great week!
. . . Cindy