Thursday, 31 May 2012

Boy Quilt.


We've had a sick week this week. A lazy week. A watch-too-much-tv week. A 'buy too much fabric online because you spent too much time on the computer and none doing the dishes' type week. We have those here sometimes. But this photo above makes me feel calm. Does it do the same to you? In a quick 5 minutes without rain, I ran out the back with my camera and a sheet to lay over the wet grass and got some quick photos before it started again.


This was going to be a tutorial about how I pieced this quilt together. But the photos of my sewing are half-dark and half-left on Tim's computer at work. Maybe another day. For this has been a week of letting go, letting the rain come as it will, of leaving some boxes un-checked, of wearing the same clothes 3 days in a row.


And then, coming inside to look at the photos, and forgetting the storm clouds and wet grass soaking the bottom of my last pair of pants. You would never know there was that whole world outside these calm, cheery colours. I hope they make the brand new little boy they're going to feel the same.


Today is my stop for the "Lets Get Acquainted" Blog Hop hosted by Plum and June. So normally I'd sign off there and go to bed (It's 11pm here) but I'll add a little extra for Hoppers. :)
Thank you for dropping in! I'm Jodi, I've been blogging for a year, making quilts for maybe a year or so longer than that. I love to chop and change between clothes and quilts, often feel like I could settle on one forever and then get restless. I'm slowly letting myself just make what I want and not feel like I have to specialise or fit in a box. 
I live in a little two bedroom cottage with my nerd husband, two young kids and eight chooks (actually, the chickens are outside). If my fabric addiction ever wears off, I'll go do academic history on 1950s America. 
This quilt is one of my drawstring play mats. I used Sarah Jane's Children at Play (I'm hanging out for her new Out to Sea line!), some some bits by Oliver & s, and pure linen sashing. I sell a pattern for the quilt in my Etsy shop. I was inspired for this quilt by the Zakka Style sew-along by LRStitched. 
Also blogging today on the Hop is Libby at Miss Beau Jangles. Head over to her blog for a great Bead Bag Tute!

Jodi. xx


Plum and June

34 comments:

  1. High five! Another historian who quilts. :)

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  2. What nice workmanship! Love your prints - totally cute for the project!

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  3. I am in love with this quilt. Everything about it just makes me happy. The colors, the lines--perfect design. I also skip dishes, spend too much time online drooling over projects, avoiding laundry, and most importantly, sew on rainy days. It keeps me going so I can be mom. Great post, and a lovely quilt.

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  4. Lovely quilt! Love your descriptive writing....I enjoyed every word!

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  5. Hi there, I am loving this baby quilt! Linen is so unexpected for a baby quilt - and I love the effect!

    Francine

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  6. I LOVE this quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing how you put it together. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. Jodi, I absolutely LOVE this pattern. Such a darling idea, and the fabrics are perfect. I have three sicks kids on hand myself today, so I know where you're coming from. Hope you're all doing better soon!

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  8. This little drawstring play mat is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Hope you all get well soon.

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  9. I came over from the let's get acquainted hop, love your colourful quilts and clothes :)

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  10. Your drawstring playmats are inspired. I love your quilts too - they are very joyful!

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  11. Gorgeous playmat, I love the Sarah Jane fabric and it seems like a very practical idea too!
    I'm another history geek :)

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  12. the fabrics are so sweet! Great idea for a paly mat!

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  13. I have weeks like this often! Life gets crazy! I love your play quilts, I made a puff tummy time mat for my son it was the first quilt I ever made, and crazy hard haha http://www.flickr.com/photos/pileofabric/6951415772/in/set-72157629862919531/

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  14. Oh I love it! I so want to buy the pattern when I have some pennies!

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  15. The fabrics are just perfect for this project! I love how luminous your photos are too. It's funny how sometimes our blog photos and images of our creative projects portray such a perfectly put-together world when in reality there is a lot that is cropped out (like the giant mess in my clothes hamper right now)! lol Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

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  16. Oh I have always wanted to make a quilt like this...very handy!

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  17. Great idea and lovely fabrics!

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  18. The quilt looks amazing! Was the idea for the drawstring style your own?
    Loving the fabric choices =D

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  19. That's a seriously cool play mat! :)

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  20. What a darling project for a baby! I love your fabric choices. And I would never have known your photos were taken on a sheet in the wet grass!

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  21. Cute!l. What a great idea!

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  22. Love ideas for the little men in our lives!

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  23. Such a sweet quilt! I love the quilting and the shape! I, too, am very much looking forward to Out to Sea. Thanks for participating in the hop.

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  24. Nicely done Jode. Nicely done. xx

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  25. Adorable quilt, I love all the prints you chose.

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  26. It's a lovely play mat. These colours really are restful. I hope you are feeling well again soon :)

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  27. That's adorable! I love the combo of the linen with the kid's prints, it's unexpected.

    And I am so jealous of your chickens! We really want to get some but with bears and cougars in the area, not to mention our own cats and dog, the fortifications involved are a little intimidating!

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  28. Great idea for a playmat - love the fabrics with the linen!

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  29. Such a sweet quilt! I love that it has the drawstring!

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  30. Hi Jodi, I'm visiting from Plum and June, nice to meet you. Lovely blog and beautiful quilts. Ahh, a lazy day, a computer and a credit card equals lots of new fabric :)

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  31. I'm a little late for bloghopping since I'm waaay behind with my reading, but just wanted to say it's an adorable quilt! A wonderful idea with the drawstrings for a placemat, I would love to see a tutorial if nothing else, but the edges.

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  32. Your choice of fabrics is fab and the piece is inspiring, thanks for sharing, ChrissieD (the Blog Hop Late Starter!) :)

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  33. It's so cute - What a fun quilt!!

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I so love your comments! I read all of them and reply when I can. If you don't hear back, I'm lost under a mound of scraps or outside jumping on the trampoline with the kids. Jodi. xx