I have to say right here and now that I am so grateful to my blogmate, Meg, for opening my eyes to the whole quilters'/crafters' blogosphere. I am so inspired and joyful when I stumble across a new blog or website, and I know I have barely scratched the surface. A friend told me that one of the very first communities formed when the Internet was born were the quilters. This doesn't surprise me. We love being a part of a community, sharing ideas, insights, and beauty.
That's just a little shout-out to my new muses, lately Amandajean at crazy mom quilts. Her "ticker-tape" inspired me for the quilt I made last month for my new niece, Cora. Amandajean was also working on this sweet wee house quilt. So I thought I'd give it a shot for my new nephew who was born just a week later!
Some "in progress shots":
I had so much fun making these itty bitty houses, each about 2 x 3 inches, and then the free motion quilting was a blast. When was the last time we were able to say that?
This is the perfect preciousness of humanity that this humble quilt is for.
Welcome, Sir Oscar Lewis Johannsen. You bring great promise to our troubled world.
And, in contrast, my very own, very grown-up brothers are due a little quilty-lovin' from their little sistah. Here's some fabric I found for that very purpose from down shadow lane and Hawthorn fabrics. I Heart Etsy.
This will be a Male Quilt (two, I hope, for both my bros), again inspired by friends I've made online. this time, Ashley at film in the fridge.
I also have to give a Sammy Sosa-like heart-kiss salute to Erica at Craftyblossom. She's my latest muse. Instant love.
I urge you to Reach out. Feel your community. Talk back. We all have beauty to share. It's all good.