remember these images that inspired me a few weeks ago? the top is just about complete and ready to be sandwiched and quilted. i hate showing quilts before they are all the way done because it just doesn't do them justice. but let me tell you- i LOVE this quilt in real life. can't wait to get it ironed, quilted and bound. i thinking a dark cream thread in figure 8s and then bind it in bright yellow or the dark green? the back is half white and half blue floral. it's a queen size. i was planning to sell it, but i'm getting pretty attached to the thought of picnicking on it meself. yum. and speaking of quilts, because of some email requests after seeing cate's quilt in the previous post, i will be making more wallpaper quilt kits available on monday of next week in the shop, so yay.
i'm obsessed with cross stitch lately. i designed this home series for a blank wall above my night stand, and loved it so much i decided to write the patterns and add them to the shop as a pdf download. all five patterns are included in the download. no instruction on how to cross stitch is included, however, it's the easiest needle work in exsistence and there is a wealth of info on the how to of it on the interweb- anyone can do it for real. i do think i will make a post soon that shows my process and tips though! ps- i get all my hoops and thread for quarters thrifting. cross stitch cloth is at every craft store at minimal cost. try it! it's so fun and relaxing.
purchase the pattern set here.