Wednesday, January 24

i quilt, i quilted, i'm a quilter

so here it is...my second little quilt. it's my first one all on my own without my mom to help me pin things and give me advice when i am scared i am ruining things. velzy was not willing to model this afternoon so her newborn cabbage patch kid did, and yes, she is of african decent. luke has a thing for angelina jolie-and so we thought we be like her and branch out by adopting a little african baby of our own.
my friend betsy,(sister-in-law actually but i think the term "in-law" is lame) is going to have her first baby in march and so this is for her little girl. i really like how it came out. the quilting took quite a few nap times to finish, but it was worth it. i wish that i could sew pretty curvy lines, but for now with my novice skills, i am sticking to different geometric designs with only straight lines.

now i just have to figure out what i want to do for our baby...the choices are so endless, and i am the most indecisive person on the planet these days... oh, and if any of you know what movie i tweaked a quote from for this posts title, you are my honorary best friend for the day.

10 comments:

Jen said...

Have no idea what movie that's from, but it sounds vaguely familiar. Actually, it sounds like it's from a movie my husband would watch!

Love the quilt. You are very crafty with scrap booking and quilting and sewing. I love it!

Jen said...

Oh, but the last post,I'm sad to admit that I recognized that from Scar Face! Yup my husband goes around quoting that movie too!

Ton said...

You are so awesome. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilt. I wanna learn how to do it. Okay, I'm gonna rip off your idea and post my latest work. Good job, Ash. You are so cool.

Candace said...

wow! it looks great! did you machine quilt?

ColoradoCoolCats said...

wowzers that is BEAUTFUL!!! Way to go! I am totally envious of your skills, I hide behind the rag quilt b/c honestly I haven't the foggiest how you put something like that together, the edges totally throw me???
And now for the true comment- freaking adopting an "African" CPK to be like the Jolie-Pitts is HIALRIOUS!! I about fell off my chair! How are you guys this cool and we only know each other through blogging? love ya!!!!!

ashley said...

jen- good try, you can be my honorary best friend for the day, but it was not from scarface...i will tell you later!
candace- yea, i machine quilted it, by hand would have taken so so long!
and i need to give some credit to luke who is the most supportive cute husband when it comes to my "craft add" because i get into something new every week it seems! but he was totally into giving suggestions and advice for this quilt. so funny!

Missy said...

What About Bob.

Love the quilt.

kelly said...

oh i totally knew it was what about bob before i saw missy's comment! can you have 2 best friends?
adorable perfect lovely quilt! good job!!

Robyn said...

I love this quilt. The colors are so yummy! You are so talented. I know your mom is so proud!!! I didn't know the where the quote was from.

Melinda said...

That is a dang cute quilt. I kind of did those same colors in the quilt I made for Taylor when she was born. Good job! That is hilarious about the little black cabbage patch kid. Your husband sounds funny!