Thursday, July 29, 2010

a winning combination

Aqua and orange-- It's a combo I just can't get resist right now. All shades of them are fantastic together. Remember my cathedral window pillow? Yesterday when I needed to make up some hexies for our Anchorage Modern Quilt Guild meeting, I went straight for those scraps.

Today is my good friend Jess' birthday, so the kids and I met up with her for lunch. She just moved back to Anchorage, which I am so thrilled about! Everyone used to think we were sisters growing up. And so when our waitress asked if we were related, which we hadn't heard in years, it was awesome.

I wanted to make her a little gift. So I dove into my shot cottons and made a modified version of a scarf from this tutorial at Spool Sewing. (I had actually made a few of these for gifts at Christmas time, but for some reason I felt weird about giving them and ended up recycling the fabric. Silly mistake! They're the perfect summer scarf-- go make one!). Once it was done, I pulled more scraps and made a zippy to match.

Pssst. Look who's using the decorative stitches from her sewing machine! Me! Me!

Avery and Claire are totally crazy over Jess. I'm not surprised. Such style, even when posing in the parking lot.

And in one last show of my new favorite colors-- my quilt for Doll Quilt Swap 9. It's done!

Sure, there's just a bit of orange and aqua in those squares. But check out the back:

Move over red and turquoise! I saw a post in blogland awhile ago saying this is the new "it" combo. I believe it.


momto2wasd said...

I'm in love with that color combo, too. Do you like the Sanibel fabric line? It's got those two colors, too.

Leslie said...

orange and aqua keep calling my name when i am planning things for the baby....neutral in a more vibrant and fun way! right? i love the gifts you made. that scarf is amazing. you are so lucky to have your friend back with you again.

Monica said...

beautiful things as always!!

Love the scarf, thank you for the link.

Amy said...

Everything is beautiful (daughter included :) )

momto2wasd said...

Also, Fandango from Kate Spain that is coming out soon. I saw that and thought of this post of yours.

myredbike said...

Your DQS quilt is my favourite from this entire round! I love the colours, love the design, and love the hand stitching!

Michele said...

Well, you already know I'm in love! Hubby wants to talk to you about causing painting, but I'll cover ya! Wink, wink!