Hi, and welcome back to my blog. I know it's been over a month since I've written.
I've been working on some things, but didn't blog about them. I think I had mentioned that my dad was ill. He had an infection, and passed away on May 15 from complications from the antibiotics he was given. It's been a rough 3 months. Although we were hoping that he would have continued to fight, he had just lost too much weight to fight again, when he had the final relapse of C-Diff. He was a great man, and loved by many. He's taught me so much, and was always proud of what I could create. We are all missing him.
In the meantime, I've also been working on getting my new studio set up, and working on some projects for custom orders, and my piece for this blog hop. Marion of Seams To Be Sew invited a variety of bloggers to help celebrate opposites.
We were to create a small quilt using 2 colors. Since I had planned to make a pink and white wall-hanging for my new bathroom, I searched for a pattern to use. I had planned to make the December 2015 Aurifil Designer of the Month mini, so I picked some of my red/pink fabrics from Island Batik, and Sprinkles, a fun neutral from the basics collection. I had a sample of the main deep magenta from my Ambassador box, but purchased more. I also used Raspberry, a basic from their collection to add the medium shade. I picked these fabrics because they went well with my towels from Lands' End, Hot Fuchsia.
Although it was rainy, the quilt matches some of the roses in my yard.
Island Batik's colors are so pretty! I love the texture and quality of the fabrics. Being an Ambassador is awesome!
When the quilt is finished (with the darker fabric for a binding) it will hang here, on the quilt rack I purchased for it. All will be mounted correctly, not with tape and thumb tacks, lol. I'll share when the whole bathroom is done. I think it's going to add such a fun and pretty touch to the wall!
If you hadn't heard, I moved back home to help my parents, and have a small basement apartment in their house. The bathroom and kitchen in the apartment had black mold, so the bath was ripped out, and I've had most of it rebuilt. I still need to do another coat of paint and add some shelves. but picked deep pink for the towels and accents. We still need to finish the kitchen, and I'm using the 2nd floor bedroom for my studio. Mom's really been glad I'm here for her, now, and she's having fun doing photo shoots and helping me pick fabrics for projects. She even went to a quilt show with me.
With all the changes and happenings over the last few months, it feels really good to be sewing, quilting and blogging again. Each day brings something fun, even with the sadness of missing my dad.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the opposites!
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