Happy Friday Everyone –
After my last post, I’m not sounding like a very good parent, am I? From letting my son play with pins, to the colorful language. Does it help if I explain that he only gets to play with pins at the table with me sitting next to him? Or that the language doesn’t get any more colorful than what I mentioned? I did enjoy reading the comments and I think I may have to take Carrie’s suggestion and start watching some cartoons to learn some better phrases to use in front of my son! I also appreciated that there were others who thought that loving washing machines was normal and I loved hearing the stories about the couch and the lawnmower. Kids are funny, aren’t they. . . . .
As part of Flashback Friday, I want to share this video of Carter from almost a year ago. He was 11 months old at the time and it is one of my favorites. (I can’t seem to figure out how to insert the video clip, so click the link above, rather than the picture).
For my quilt related part of Flashback Friday, I want to revisit a favorite quilt pattern. It’s from my book Living Large 2 and it’s called Starlit Evening.
The original quilt featured in the book uses an older fabric line from Bonnie and Camille called “Bliss”. I have loved this design and the fabrics fro the beginning, but I think my favorite part about the pattern is the technique used to make it. It looks really difficult, but it is made from simple strip units! Can you spot the strip unit? They are kind of hiding, so you will just have to trust me on the fact that each block starts as a strip unit. In addition to using strip units, I also love the fact that every single one of those intersections nest. So no pinning, with better results in less time.
The thing that got me thinking about this design again, was a blog post by Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs. I’ve mentioned before that her blog is a favorite of mine and her version of my Starlit Evening pattern is the perfect example of why. It makes me want to make this pattern again in these fabric!
If you want to visit her blog to find out the rest of the details on her quilt, click here. A special thanks to Cindy for letting me link over – and while you are there, take a look around ;-)
I have made this pattern a few other times – like this one made with our Whimsy fabric line.
The book features 3 size options, including this tree skirt
My mom also used this pattern when she redid her room a while back (link to that post here)
I am always amazed by how different fabrics can change a quilt pattern. The possibility of so many fun color combinations always inspires me!
If you are interested in the pattern, you can find the book on sale here.
Have a great weekend!