But . . . I really like Sandi Henderson at Portabellopixie. I think she's a great person and very talented designer. I got all 19 fabrics - the whole line - at Fat Quarter Shop (fat quarters of each, of course). I think they are pretty fierce (its ok I'll never use that word again, I really hate catch phrase words). There is a mix of vintage, fresh and traditional about them. I love the colors and I think she's really going to be successful with this line. Anyway I decided to make my baby tumbler quilt with it. I think it will turn out really interesting. I've made the baby tumbler quilt about 5-6 times but not with fabrics like Sandi's. So it will feel fresh to make it again in this different fabric. I love baby quilts that are unexpected and more of a fashion accessory for the mom.
The finished baby tumbler babushka quilt picture is taken on my awful 80's mauve sofa I am planning on recovering. I'm scared to start it but it needs to be done. Its one of those 8 way hand tied couches that is in such good shape and such a clasic style I think it will be great slipcovered. I just have to get up the nerve to do it and stop putting it off.
In the mean time I have been hand appliqueing my leaves on my bird quilt (yes, another picture of the birds). I haven't stopped working on it. I'm enjoying that so much I'm savoring it and in no hurry to finish.I think Sandi's fabric will make a good weekend project. I hope I get enough time to work on it. I haven't felt too great the past day or so. So we'll see. I'm having fun thinking about it in the mean time. Half the fun of a new project is dreaming about it and enjoying the imagination part of it. Don't you think?