Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Project

Wow, what a weekend! The kids, Steve and I went up to Brainerd for the wedding of some good friends of ours. Steve played the music for the wedding and I was the official wedding photographer. The wedding was on Friday, July 3rd, and, seriously, that day felt like four days all rolled into one. Steve helped me shoot the wedding and we got some really amazing shots that I am really excited about. However, before I lose myself in editing pictures for the next several days, I wanted to remember to update you on the last thing that I promised from last weekend (btw, where in the world is all my time disappearing so fast!!!! I totally thought I would have this picture up days ago!) So, I worked on a big project all of last weekend, some quilts for my girlies. My mom taught me how to sew when I was younger and, as I am sure I was not the best student, I am very grateful to my mom for being patient enough to put up with teaching me. I can't say that sewing is something that I am really good at (in fact, if I had not pieced these quilts together with my mom around I am fairly certain that they would not have turned out!) or that I even really love to do...I just enjoy the results.

See, I have searched and searched for bedding for the girls beds and have not been able to find anything like I really liked. At all. Every bedding set had a wrong color, or pattern, or was too expensive, or just not quite right in any number of different ways. So, my good friend Amy took me fabric shopping. She has a secret location in St. Paul, a small little privately owned fabric store that has many designer fabrics, and they had so many great options I could hardly decide. Until, that is, I saw the panel that is in the middle of this quilt. It was perfect. Bright colors - especially green, blue, and brown, but girly at the same time - vintage, fairies, and little birdies. Seriously. So. Perfect.

So this is Berlin's finished blanket. I didn't get a picture of Tryn's (the layout of hers is a little different because it is bigger), it was too big to take a picture of it without help, but you can get the idea.

6 comments:

Kayla said...

It's really pretty! I love the colors!

Trish said...

adorable, i love the fabric!

Words/Wonder said...

Soooo beautiful!

Stephanie said...

It's gorgeous!

Julia said...

You are a very talented woman. Beautiful...and the girls will always remember that mommy made it.

Amy said...

Beautiful! I love it! Good Job!!