Off the Road Again

Y’all I have been on the road. Sometimes it seems like everything happens at the same time. Since January I have been to Michigan, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania (about 10 times), DC, Kentucky, Tennessee, and another place I can’t remember. On one of the trips, I dropped my phone inside the wall of a bus (I have no idea either) so there was a time in there with out phone. Luckily the nice bus fellows were able to pry it out of the wall and though my phone sort of looks like a dog has been chewing on it (or actually, like a bus has been chewing on it) I can instagram again! I have two glorious weeks at home stretching out ahead of me before I leave for California for another two weeks. So I thought I’d blog.

When I haven’t been traveling, I’ve been doing lots of sewing, I just haven’t been taking many picture. Oops!  Here is a picture I took of a quilt I made for my nephew, who is in a big boy bed – I have to make some matching pillow cases for it and I’ll bring it with me to California in a few weeks.Rainbow Eric Carle Quilt for Big Boys

I used Eric Carle “Brown Bear What Do You See” (note this link is for the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Mass- I want to go there next time I am in Mass visiting family! ) for the center of the stars, and just your standard scrappy wonky star. The binding is from the same panel of fabric – it has stripes down the edges of the selvage. The fabric panel itself would make a lovely cheater quilt but I can’t resist making things more complicated and I love wonky stars.

I wanted something that was timeless and child-y – and maybe something he could hand to his baby sister when he gets too grown up for animals and bright colors.

The white fabric is scraps from pillow cases – some of it is textured with stripes, which I liked. It’s several different shades of white, which I really enjoy in a quilt, actually, I think it adds a nice subtle weirdness.

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