26 Feb

Throw Back Thursday

Eight and a half years ago, I made a baby quilt for my niece using good night phrases in many languages sent to me by friends in real life and from my blog life.

Violet's Quilt

That niece obviously isn’t a baby anymore, and her room has grown and changed with her. Recently, she updated her room to a fun blue scheme, but found a way to continue to incorporate her special quilt.

Violet's room


We think the world languages on the quilt coordinate quite well with her world map. I also note a lovely use of purple as a subtle accent throughout the room (and her personal style). I like it! And I’m looking forward to being able to see Violet’s new room in person soon.

As I dug up the photo of this quilt I noticed two things: the quilt (and the rejected first try in the linked blog post) is kinda “Modern” from before “Modern” was such a big thing; and Wow, this is my tenth year blogging!

10 Sep

Another Room Done

Katja’s meadow room is done. Well, except for the Hawaiian Scherenschnitte quilt I plan on making some day. My mom and I used Wall Pops to cut out grass and fantasy flowers. She also brought some serendipitously matching dragonfly Wallies that I think finished it off great. In the mirror you can see her bed decked out in a princess mosquito net (with roses) and a vintage Bear Paw quilt made with lots of feed sack florals. I broke down and replaced all the mismatched containers, baskets, and small storage bits she used to have with one long row of white cubes that we filled with green, yellow, and pink cloth baskets in which to hide all her toys and things with tiny parts. It looks so much tidier and fresh now!