The Little French Bakery, but for now, how about all those projects I was telling you about!
I'm slowly re-decorating our kitchen using Color Me Retro! It has such a retro kitchen feel, it's fitting right in. My appliances even match it! I made these potholders last week to hang on the hooks over my sink. Since I don't plan on using them I just used batting, so I suppose they are really more like little mini quilts! They're pretty big, 9" square.
Color Me Retro garland for the launch party of course! I used Sew, Mama, Sew's tried and true scalloped garland tutorial. I've made it a few times and it always turns out so cute! Now I need to find a place to hang it here at home!
here. For this hexagon one I used big 2" hexagons instead of 1" ones!
Speaking of tutorials! I re-organized the tutorials page this weekend. All of my tutorials are organized by type of project now. You can find informational series linked on the page as well as a few recipes! I also installed a fancy feature for Pinterest. When you hover over a photo in a post, a "Pin it" button pops up in the upper right corner. When clicked it lets you pin easily to your boards, and even puts the post name in for you! (I used this tutorial to install this feature.)
Anna's newest pattern, the Divided Basket! After seeing Amy's fabulous Color Me Retro Basket, I had to hurry up and make mine! I used the light blue colorway, and I love the result. Everything comes together so nice and neat, I can see myself making a lot of these. I whipped it up in an afternoon, including taping together the pattern and cutting out all the pieces!
You can buy the pattern on Anna's website here.
Anyways! The quilt! I used my Color Hex Quilt Pattern, but filled the center with more hexagons instead of solids. I'm really close to being done updating all of my patterns (and getting them ready for print!). The new PDF and paper version of this pattern includes this variation.
Floressence collection by Art Gallery Studio. I paired it with Sandstone Pure Element and quilted it with Aurifil thread. The quilting just sinks in. I happened to have the perfect blue butterfly vintage sheet in my stash for the backing. Love when that happens!
Today I love the..
Smell of: Dinner
Sound of: Big Bang Theory
Taste of: Cream cheese cake roll
Sight of: George
Feel of: Wool socks
Good Things about Today:
- Amy Smart's awesome Color Me Retro Mini Quilt Tutorial!
- Did a little shopping!
- Got a lot done!
- Baked treats from yesterday!