Have you seen this book??? I bought it awhile ago with a 50% off coupon from JoAnn and boy, is it great! Last night I got in the quilty mood and the mood to make something just for us, just for fun, so I busted out this book and started a quilt for one of the girls. I have a vision of how their room could look someday and all I know for sure is that I want to make them each a quilt and I want to find two rod iron headboards to paint white. Might as well get started, right?
I picked this Annie's Garden quilt. Isn't it great? I found some pinks, purples and plenty of scraps to work with. Having half my stash out on my table is a mess, but it's a good mess ;) This quilt has a lot of applique and since it's for a little one and I want it to last a long time, I'm doing it the long way to ensure no raw edges ever come undone. It's time consuming, but worth it and since there are lots of different shapes, all the applique doesn't seem mundane.
Here are my first two blocks! Pretty cute, I can't wait to make more!
Apparently, there is a Material Obsession Two, which I didn't know about until today. Also very inspiring, the designs in these books are just beautiful! If you're interested in seeing more, here is the author's blog and here is a Flickr search I did this morning for some inspiration that turned up some amazing things. Enjoy :)